The Red Sox are about to receive their next Brock hole as Enrique Hernandez, a super-utility player who catches every position. A source told MLB.com’s Mark Finsand that the Sox and Hernandez have reached a two-year, $ 14 million deal. Not club
To receive his next Brock Holt as Red Sox
A source told MLB.com’s Mark Finsand that the Sox and Hernandez have reached a two-year, $ 14 million deal. The club has not announced the signing.
Hernandez, who won the World Series with the Dodgers in 2020, will help fill the Red Sox ‘void at second base.
The Red Sox, who are likely to lose Jackie Bradley Jr. in free agency and endanger Andrew Benintendi in trade talks, could also use Hernandez in the outfield.
While defensive versatility Hernández has a clear advantage – as the Red Sox learned for the first time with Holt from 2014–19 – he can also make hits, especially against leftists. In 893 career plate appearances against left-hander, Hernandez has an .820 OPS.
Hernández set up a career-high 21 homers for the Dodgers in ’18, and came back with 17 more in ’19.
In a career game of 690 – all but 42 with the Dodgers – Hernandez has a slash line of .240 / / .313 / .425 with 71 homers and 227 RBIs.
Defensively, Hernández has split his career as follows: 11 at first base, 132 at second base, 56 at shortstop, 14 at third base, 60 at left, 128 at center and 35 at right.
While the Red Sox haven’t made a great move this winter, Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom has added depth to his position-player group with Hunter Renfro and Hernandez, and pitching staff with righty Matt Andy and leftie Martine Perez Too.
Ian Brown has covered the Red Sox for MLB.com since 2002. Follow them on twitter @ Immanborn And Facebook.