Dodgers Fans Rejoice: Enrique Hernandez Announces Return to LA

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Utility player Enrique Hernandez announced his return to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, sending shockwaves through social media. 

The news, confirmed by MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, detailed Hernandez’s signing of a one-year deal with his former team, following a trade made by the Dodgers with the Minnesota Twins earlier in the day, as reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Hernandez, a seasoned veteran at 32 years old, brings a wealth of experience and versatility to the Dodgers’ roster. 

While not known for eye-popping statistics throughout his decade-long career, Hernandez has consistently demonstrated his value as both an infielder and outfielder, particularly during his tenure with the Dodgers spanning six-plus seasons.

Originally drafted by the Houston Astros in the sixth round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft, Hernandez made his major league debut in 2014. 

Hernandez’s Journey to the Dodgers

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Utility player Enrique Hernandez announced his return to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, sending shockwaves through social media.

In a big transaction that included players like Dan Haren and Dee Strange-Gordon, he was acquired by the Dodgers following short stints with the Astros and Miami Marlins.

Hernandez’s first stint with the Dodgers, from 2015 to 2020, was marked by memorable moments, including the team’s World Series triumph in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. 

Notably, his standout performance during Game 5 of the 2017 NLCS against the Chicago Cubs, where he tallied three home runs, including a grand slam, and seven RBI, remains etched in Dodgers lore.

Following his time in Los Angeles, Hernandez ventured to the Boston Red Sox in February 2021, where he enjoyed a productive regular season and postseason run, showcasing his offensive prowess with 20 home runs and career-high numbers in various categories.

Now, with his return to the Dodgers, Hernandez reunites with familiar faces and aims to contribute to the team’s pursuit of success in the upcoming season. As a fan favorite known for his clutch performances and infectious energy, Hernandez’s presence adds depth and experience to a roster poised for another compelling campaign.

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