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Kiké Hernández Turned Down Yankees to Signal New Dodgers Contract in MLB Free Company

Doric Sam February 29, 2024 Elsa/Getty Images After re-signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers this week, outfielder Kiké Hernández revealed that another big-market team was also in the mix. While speaking on the Foul Territory podcast, Hernández said he turned down an offer from the New York Yankees to remain on the West Coast. Foul

Kiké Hernández Turned Down Yankees to Signal New Dodgers Contract in MLB Free Company

Doric SamFebruary 29, 2024

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 11: Enrique Hernández #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on before Game Three of the Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on October 11, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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After re-signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers this week, outfielder Kiké Hernández revealed that one other big-market crew was additionally within the combine.

Whereas talking on the Foul Territory podcast, Hernández stated he turned down a suggestion from the New York Yankees to stay on the West Coast.

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“It got here right down to @Dodgers or @Yankees@kikehndez reveals the groups that bid on him throughout free company and breaks down why he selected to stick with in LA, moderately than relocate to The Bronx.

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The Dodgers signed Hernández to a one-year, $4 million deal on Monday and traded away outfielder Manuel Margot to the Minnesota Twins together with prospect Rayne Doncon in alternate for prospect Noah Miller.

Hernández went on to elucidate that he felt extra snug staying in a well-known scenario, particularly contemplating that he had already missed a portion of spring coaching.

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“I selected the Dodgers as a result of they’ve a whole lot of left-handed hitters. Clearly, I’ve familiarity, I used to be already late to spring so I did not should pack my baggage and fly to Florida and all that after which transfer my household throughout the nation. Dodgers being right here in Arizona was handy,” he stated.

Along with the comfort of staying with Los Angeles, Hernández was introduced with the prospect for extra taking part in time than he would have acquired in New York.

“The principle motive was they have been in a position to assure me to start out a minimum of in opposition to left-handed pitchers to start out the 12 months, and from there on, something can occur,” he stated. “The Yankees have a very good lineup as effectively, similar to the Dodgers, however they’ve a whole lot of right-handed hitters, and their lefties aren’t platoon guys.”

Hernández performed 54 video games for the Dodgers in 2023 after being traded from the Boston Pink Sox and hit .262 with 5 house runs and 30 RBI.

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