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Dodgers, Kiké Hernandez Conform to Free-Agent Contract After Manuel Margot Commerce

Joseph Zucker @@JosephZucker Featured Columnist IV February 26, 2024 Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images The Los Angeles Dodgers reached a new deal with utility man Kiké Hernández on Monday. Enrique Hernández @kikehndez Sources say….. I’m back!!! 1st to break news @myself Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reported Hernández and the Dodgers agreed

Dodgers, Kiké Hernandez Conform to Free-Agent Contract After Manuel Margot Commerce

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerX.com LogoFeatured Columnist IVFebruary 26, 2024

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Kiké Hernandez #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in action during Game 1 of the Division Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, October 7, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

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The Los Angeles Dodgers reached a brand new cope with utility man Kiké Hernández on Monday.

Enrique Hernández @kikehndez

Sources say….. I am again!!!

1st to interrupt information @myself

Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Instances reported Hernández and the Dodgers agreed to a one-year deal price $4 million.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan beforehand reported the 2 sides had been nearing a deal.

The transfer comes after Passan reported the Dodgers traded veteran heart fielder Manuel Margot to the Minnesota Twins.

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported in December a reunion between Hernández and the Dodgers was attainable.

The 32-year-old has spent seven seasons with the Dodgers throughout two totally different spells. He closed out the 2023 marketing campaign in Los Angeles, compiling a .262/.308/.423 slash line together with 5 homers in 54 video games.

For his profession, Hernández is a barely below-average hitter. He has a 93 OPS+ and a .719 OPS, per Baseball Reference.

His defensive versatility, nonetheless, has made him a useful piece for groups with championship aspirations. He has occupied each place within the subject aside from catcher throughout his time within the bigs.

Having a Swiss Military knife is a pleasant luxurious for supervisor Dave Roberts to have when navigating a 162-game season. Starters ultimately get damage or want a relaxation, and Roberts can flip to Hernández to play nearly wherever in a pinch.

From the second the offseason began, the Dodgers signing Hernández felt nearly like a fait accompli given how completely he has match into the squad over time.

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