Major League Baseball pitcher Carlos Eduardo Hernández hails from Venezuela and currently plays for the Kansas City Royals of the American League (MLB). 2020 was the year he made his MLB debut.
As an international free agent, Hernández agreed to terms with the Kansas City Royals on July 19, 2016, and was awarded a $15,000 signing bonus.
In 2017, he made his professional debut with the Burlington Royals, where he pitched to a 1–4 record with a 5.49 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 62+13 innings, all in his first season.
With the Lexington Legends, he was 6–5 with a 3.29 ERA and an 82-strikeout mark in 79+13 innings of work in 2018.
His season began on June 21 after missing the first month due to a stress fracture in his rib cage that occurred during spring training in 2019.
In 2019, he pitched for the AZL Royals, Burlington Bruins, and Lexington Cats, finishing 3–5 with a 5.31 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 57+2/3 innings.
The Royals signed Hernández after the 2019 season.
On September 1, 2020, Hernández was promoted to the major leagues and pitched 3+23 scoreless innings against the Cleveland Indians.
Hernández pitched in five games for the 2020 Kansas City Royals, posting a 0–1 record, 4.91 ERA, and 13 strikeouts in 14+23 innings. He was 6–2 with a 3.68 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 85+23 innings in 2021.
Carlos Hernández’s Contract
Hernández agreed to terms with the Kansas City Royals on July 19, 2016, and was awarded a $15,000 signing bonus.
Carlos Hernandez’s salary is $570,500 per year, including a $0 signing bonus.
Carlos Hernandez’s net worth is $660,835.