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Bert's back: Roberto Hernandez to help with bullpen


Roberto Hernandez at the Trop on Tuesday.    Photo by Marc Topkin.

At the invitation of manager Joe Maddon, former Rays All-Star closer Roberto Hernandez was back in uniform at the Trop where he will provide advice and information to the relievers on an occasional basis.

"I wanted Bert to come out and walk around,'' Maddon said. "He's got a lot of good information to give, especially to some young bullpen guys. It was a no-brainer. ... I told him anytime you can get out here I want you to come out and just walk around and talk to the guys and impart some of your knowledge. I just want him to go out and interact.''

Hernandez still lives in the St. Pete area and has season tickets for his sons.


[Last modified: Thursday, June 2, 2011 12:15am]


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