Hernandez went 1-for-2 with two walks, was hit by a pitch and scored a run in Friday's 7-1 win over Texas. Hernandez remained in the leadoff spot despite a .232 on base percentage and reached base four times. After losing the leadoff job, manager Alex Cora returned him to the top spot four games ago. He was 0-for-13 with one walk over the first three of those contests. Hernandez also made a diving catch in right-center, robbing Nick Solak of extra bases in the bottom of the third inning after Boston had taken a 1-0 lead in the top half of the frame.
Hernandez batted leadoff and went 0-for-5 with a run scored in Tuesday's 9-4 win over Atlanta. Hernandez, who opened the season as Boston's leadoff hitter, returned to the role that last two games. Trevor Story had been leading off, but a recent slump moved him down the order to sixth. Hernandez is in a prolonged season-opening slump and is batting .168 with a high-water mark of .200 on April 29. He's hitless in eight at-bats with a walk in the two games since returning to the top of the order.
Hernandez is starting Saturday's game against the White Sox. Hernandez was activated following a brief stint on the COVID-19 injured list, and he'll start in center field and bat sixth Saturday. The 30-year-old is hitting just .189 with a homer, 12 runs and 12 RBI this year, but he'll serve as Boston's primary center fielder now that he's back to full health.
Hernandez (illness) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Saturday. Although Hernandez had been feeling under the weather lately, he didn't test positive for COVID-19 and will now rejoin the team following a brief absence. He'll reclaim his role as Boston's primary center fielder after Jarren Duran was optioned to Triple-A Worcester. Hernandez has reached base in 11 of his last 12 games and has hit .227 with two doubles, eight RBI and three runs during that time.
Hernandez (illness) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Friday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports. The Red Sox said Thursday that Hernandez has tested negative for COVID-19, but he's away from the team and will land on the injured list. He'll be eligible to return as soon as he clears the league's protocols, but Jarren Duran was called up to take his place on the active roster, and the prospect will start in center field and lead off Friday against the White Sox.
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