Kikke Hernandez (32) is a super utility position player who can play any position except catcher.
Hernandez, who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2015 to 2020, did not show an explosive hit, but scored an RBI like Altoran and was loved by Dodgers fans.
After leaving the Dodgers, however, his performance with the Boston Red Sox was not good. When he returned to the Dodgers during the 2023 season, he made a comeback by posting a slash line of 0.262/0.308/0.423 from 185 at-bats.라바카지노
If Hernandez can still record these offensive figures in 2024, his league average offense and his positional versatility will combine to be one of the valuable bench options.
The problem is that there is a super utility man named Chris Taylor in the Dodgers. Hernandez is not needed.
Under the circumstances, the Los Angeles Angels are reportedly pushing hard for his recruitment.
However, Hernandez is said to still want to play for the Dodgers.
The Dodgers have a different idea.
According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the Dodgers are looking for bullpen agents who can help Brewster Graterol and Evan Phillips.
The Dodgers bullpen recorded a strong 3.42 ERA last season, which improved dramatically when it hired veteran Ryan Brezier, 36. It was 4.94 before Brezier joined the team. Brezier appeared in 39 games with the Dodgers and posted a 0.70 ERA.
Accordingly, the Dodgers want to be with Brezier, who has become an FA, again.
According to Rosenthal, the Dodgers may reunite with former closer Kenley Jansen. Jansen plays for Boston, which is said to be pursuing his trade recently.
If the Dodgers reunite with Jansen, they will have to replace Phillips, the closer, as the setup man. And Jansen is expensive. Brazier is relatively cheap. Just use Phillips as the closer.
However, it is also not simple as Brazier is known to be receiving love calls from other teams besides the Dodgers.
Hernandez is waiting for the Dodgers’ call. However, the Dodgers are paying more attention to strengthening the bullpen than Hernandez.