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    Roberto Hernandez, aka Fausto Carmona, is the epitome of inconsistent. He began his career going 1-10 with a 5.42 ERA; then he had a reverse sophomore slump, going 19-8 with a 3.06 mark. Over the next two years, he was 13-19 with a 5.89 ERA. He won 13 games and made the All-Star team the year after that. In 2011 and 2012, he was 7-18 with a 5.41 ERA. And from 2012 to 2015, he was 17-29 with a 4.45 ERA. He hasn't had a winning season since 2008, and that's including his All-Star 2010 campaign. Since 2009, he is 42-73 (.365 W%) and since 2011 he is 24-47 (.338 W%). I don't know how he keeps finding work.

    Hernandez signed a minor-league deal with the Blue Jays on Friday,'s Gregor Chisholm reports.

    The 35-year-old righty posted a 4.36 ERA in 84.2 innings for the Astros last year, although he managed a 1.45 ERA in 18.2 innings of relief, so that might be an indicator on how the Jays plan to use him. As a starter he offers little upside, and as a reliever he would likely be used in low-leverage spots.

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