Hernandez agreed to a one-year contract with the Dodgers on Friday, avoiding arbitration, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. The Dodgers were able to reach deals with all seven of their remaining arb-eligible players. Hernandez played more than ever before in 2018 and put together an impressive campaign, grading out as 18 percent better than league average at the plate thanks to a big improvement against right-handed pitching. Hernandez should continue to see regular action while helping all around the diamond.
Hernandez is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the World Series against Boston on Saturday. Hernandez has just four hits all postseason, so he'll head to the bench for a night off. Max Muncy will slide over to second base to replace him, allowing David Freese to enter the lineup.
Hernandez is not in the lineup against Boston for Game 3 of the World Series on Friday. As expected, Hernandez will head to the bench with a right-hander (Rick Porcello) on the bump for the Red Sox, enabling manager Dave Roberts to turn all his lefty hitters loose for Friday's contest in Los Angeles. In his Hernandez's place, Chris Taylor will start at second base and Cody Bellinger will man center field.
Hernandez is not in the lineup for Game 7 of the NLCS against the Brewers on Saturday. Hernandez is just 2-for-22 so far this postseason. Chris Taylor will get the start at second base in his place.
Hernandez is out of the lineup for Game 6 of the NLCS versus the Brewers on Friday. Hernandez went 0-for-5 with a walk during the past three games and will retreat to the bench for Friday's outing in favor of Max Muncy at second base. David Freese will start at first and bat atop the Dodgers' order.