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Enrique Hernandez: Recovering from hernia surgery
Hernandez underwent double-hernia surgery Oct. 24, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Hernandez is expected to be able to resume baseball activities by early December, but this news will further cloud his free-agent appeal. The 32-year-old utility player has batted just .230/.290/.349 in 233 games (910 plate appearances) since the beginning of the 2022 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez: Playing center field in Game 3
Hernandez is playing center field and batting seventh Wednesday in Game 3 of the NLDS at Arizona.
Hernandez hit an RBI single off the bench in Monday's Game 2 loss and will now get the nod over James Outman in Game 3 as the Dodgers look to avoid being swept by the Diamondbacks. Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a double and a homer against Game 3 starter Brandon Pfaadt during the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez: Blasts homer in loss
Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Thursday's 14-5 loss to the Rockies.
Hernandez had gone 15 games without a homer entering Thursday. The utility man gave the Dodgers a short-lived 3-1 lead with his second-inning blast. He's hitting .283 (17-for-60) in September and .269 since he joined the Dodgers in a trade from the Red Sox. Between the two teams this year, he's at a .239/.292/.354 slash line with 10 homers, 58 RBI, 56 runs scored and four stolen bases over 138 contests.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez: Enters lineup Friday
Hernandez was a late addition to Friday's lineup, and he'll start in left field while hitting seventh.
Hernandez was not included in the original lineup, but he replaced David Peralta, who was scratched for an unknown reason. Hernandez has nine hits across 27 at-bats in his last 10 games, including a home run and two doubles.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez: Goes deep Friday
Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, an additional run and a walk Friday in an 8-5 victory against the Nationals.
Hernandez hit one of three homers for the Dodgers off MacKenzie Gore in the contest, swatting a solo shot to left field in the fourth inning. Hernandez continues to see semi-regular playing time for Los Angeles despite not being the primary option at any position, and he's gone 5-for-12 with two RBI over his past three games. Since rejoining the Dodgers via trade July 25, the utility man is slashing .265/.326/.436 with three homers, 18 RBI and 13 runs over 36 games.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez: Retreats to bench Sunday
Hernandez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox.
The utility man will head to the bench after he started in each of the past four games while going 5-for-18 with one home run, three doubles, two walks, five RBI and two runs in addition to picking up reps in center field and at third base and shortstop. He should be a mainstay in the lineup versus left-handers and will see occasional starts versus right-handed pitching.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez: Has productive day at plate
Hernandez went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Guardians.
Hernandez doubled in his first at-bat before coming around to score on a Mookie Betts single, giving the Dodgers their first run of the game. The utility player then chipped in an RBI double and a solo homer in his final two plate appearances, giving him his first long ball since Aug. 7. It was just his third three-hit performance this season, but two of them have come since he was re-acquired by Los Angeles. He's now batting .292 in August with two homers, 15 RBI and 11 runs scored and has driven in two runs in back-to-back games.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez: Hitting well since return to LA
Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, an additional run and a walk Monday in a 13-7 victory over San Diego.
Hernandez went deep in the sixth inning, swatting a solo shot to left-center field. It was his first long ball since rejoining the Dodgers as a result of a July 25 trade with the Red Sox. Hernandez has played regularly since returning to the National League and hit well, slashing .324/.350/.541 with five doubles, Monday's homer, seven RBI, five runs and a 2:3 BB:K over 40 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez: Playing regularly against lefties
Hernandez will start in left field and bat sixth in Sunday's game against the Padres.
Hernandez will stick in the lineup for the seventh straight game and will appear in his 10th contest overall since beginning his second stint with the Dodgers on July 26. He's managed a .286/.300/.393 slash line through his first nine games with the Dodgers, but don't expect Hernandez's playing time to remain quite as robust moving forward. Hernandez has mostly benefited from the Dodgers having encountered a lefty-heavy slate of late, with Sunday's game marking the fifth time in six contests that Los Angeles has opposed a southpaw starter. He's not expected to be a lineup regular versus right-handed pitching.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez: Returning to Dodgers in trade
The Dodgers acquired Hernandez in a trade from the Red Sox on Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. The Red Sox will receive pitchers Nick Robertson and Justin Hagenman in return for Hernandez, per Jeff Passan of ESPN.com.
Hernandez has posted an ugly .222/.279/.320 batting line in 323 plate appearances this season after also struggling at the dish in 2022, but he can play shortstop and second base, and the Dodgers need help at both spots. The 31-year-old seems likely to operate in a super-utility role, even covering some outfield, as he makes his return to Los Angeles. He played six seasons with the Dodgers between 2015 and 2020.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Enrique Hernandez: Regains role at second base
Hernandez will start at second base and bat eighth in Sunday's game against the Mets, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
He'll be manning the keystone for the third time in four games and seems to have overtaken Christian Arroyo as the Red Sox's preferred option at the position. Considering that Hernandez has maintained a .143/.189/.143 slash line since the beginning of July, any hold he has on an everyday role is likely a tenuous one.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Enrique Hernandez: Has manager's confidence
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Hernandez has been playing "good shortstop" for the last month and is confident with him playing the position, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports. "I can say with confidence that we've turned that page a month ago," Cora said Saturday.
Hernandez's struggles have been well documented. He had 14 errors (12 throwing) and a minus-5 defensive runs saved over 470 innings prior to a start at shortstop Saturday. Cora said they spotted mechanical issues, which has been addressed, and has no issues using him going forward. Shortstop will be a rotation of sorts with Hernandez cycling in with Yu Chang, and potentially Pablo Reyes (abdomen) when he comes off the 10-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Enrique Hernandez: Prominent in rally
Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a walk, two RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's 10-6 win over the Rangers.
Hernandez, who has struggled both offensively and defensively this season and hadn't played since July 2, had the big hit during during Boston's six-run rally in the seventh inning. His broken-bat blooper, with an exit velocity of 52.7 mph and expected batting average of .150, fell into left field to plate the tying and go-ahead runs. With the expected return of Yu Chang (wrist) this weekend, Hernandez's playing time will be spotty going forward.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Enrique Hernandez: Nabs third steal
Hernandez went 1-for-3 with a stolen base in Friday's 3-1 win over the White Sox.
Hernandez ended an 0-for-10 skid with his hit, which was one of just four knocks for the Red Sox. The versatile 31-year-old continues to split time between second base, shortstop and center field, which allows him to be in the lineup regularly. He sports a .225/.287/.344 slash line with six home runs, three steals, 29 RBI, 34 runs scored and 11 doubles through 69 contests.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Enrique Hernandez: Enters lineup Tuesday
Hernandez will start at shortstop and bat ninth Tuesday against the Twins.
After Hernandez was initially set to be on the bench again Tuesday night, he will replace Pablo Reyes (undisclosed) at shortstop following the latter's late scratch from the lineup. Hernandez has recorded at least one hit in eight out of his last 10 games, batting .263 with a homer, six RBI and six runs scored over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Enrique Hernandez: Sitting Tuesday
Hernandez isn't in the lineup Tuesday against Colorado, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Hernandez is slashing .231/.259/.385 over the past seven days and will get a rare day off Tuesday. Pablo Reyes will take over as Boston's shortstop while batting ninth.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Enrique Hernandez: Will play less at shorstop
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Tuesday that Hernandez would play less shortstop going forward and primarily play at second base and in center field, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
After beginning the year with a .652 OPS through 243 plate appearances, Hernandez seems to have officially lost the primary shortstop gig to Pablo Reyes. Hernandez will now slip into a utility role while splitting reps with Christian Arroyo at second base and Adam Duvall in center field.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Enrique Hernandez: Delivers clutch hit
Hernandez went 2-for-4 with with an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Yankees.
Hernandez's RBI-single through a drawn-in infield in the 10th inning was the game-winning knock. It was just Boston's second hit with runners in scoring position during the three-game set in the Bronx. Earlier, in the eighth inning, Hernandez led off with a single and came around to score on a Jarren Duran groundout. It was a good night for Hernandez, who hasn't had many of them this season. He's batting just .231 and leads all MLB shortstops with 13 errors.... See More ... See Less
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