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Carl Hernandez

Coaching Career: 

Chuck Hernández was named the New York Mets bullpen coach ons December 9, 2018...Spent the last three seasons in the Atlanta Braves organization including the last two as the team's Major League Pitching Coach...The 2019 season will mark his 34th season as a coach... Served as the Marlins pitching coach from 2013-2015 where he guided the staff to its two best single-season ERA finishes in franchise history in 2013 (3.71) and 2014 (3.78)...Spent 2011-2012 as an assistant coach at the University of South Florida...Served as pitching coach for the GCL Phillies in the 2010 season and helped guide the Club to a 3.44 team ERA and a GCL title...Spent the 2009 campaign as the bullpen coach for the Cleveland Indians...From 2006-2008, he served as pitching coach for the Detroit Tigers...In his first season, he handled a staff that included AL Rookie of the Year Justin Verlander as the team compiled a 3.84 ERA and reached the World Series...Was with the Tampa Bay Rays for nine seasons, serving as the Major League pitching coach in 2004 and 2005, and the minor league pitching coordinator in the Rays' minor league system from 1997-2003...Spent 11 seasons (1986-96) as a Major and Minor League coach with the California Angels, serving time with Single-A Palm Springs (1986), Double-A Midland (1987) and Triple-A Edmonton (1988-90)... Also served as a roving pitcher instructor in 1991...Joined the Major League staff in 1992 and was named as pitching coach at just 31 years of age...Began his minor league coaching career in 1985 with the Gulf Coast White Sox.

Playing Career: 

Pitched for five years in the minor leagues with New York-AL (1979- 83) and Chicago-AL (1983)...Drafted by the Oakland A's in the 28th round of the 1978 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign. The following season, was selected in the first round (25th overall) by the New York Yankees out of Hillsborough Community College (FL).

Background:

Carlo "Chuck" Amado Hernández and his wife Donna have two sons, CJ and Cody, and reside in Tampa, FL...Chuck and his wife have worked with country music star Charlie Daniels for the last 15 years supporting Angelus Homes in Hudson, FL...The homes are designed to allow adults with physical challenges the opportunity to work on life and personal skills