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Dodgers News: LA Acquires IF Yonny Hernandez from Athletics

After a quiet first few weeks of free agency, the Dodgers are suddenly busy. On Wednesday, they traded for RHP J.P. Freyereisen and signed RHP Noah Syndergaard to a one-year deal. And now, on Thursday, they acquired IF Yonny Hernandez from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for cash considerations.

Hernandez, 24, has appeared in 55 games over the last two seasons with the Diamondbacks and Rangers. He’s a career .198 hitter (33-167) with six RBIs, 12 stolen bases and 17 runs scored.

Hernandez is a switch-hitter, and has spent time all over the infield at second base, third base and shortstop. He’s a very versatile player, something the Dodgers have always valued.

It’ll be interesting to see what the Dodgers are able to do with Hernandez this offseason. There’s no guarantee he makes the roster next season, but they’re taking a low-risk chance to see what he can do. The Dodgers are usually pretty good at eyeing talent like this, so let’s hold off judgement for a few months.

What are your thoughts on the Dodgers acquiring Yonny Hernandez? Let us know in the comments below!

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Associate Staff Writer for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan since he was a kid, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin — but Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman are very quickly making a case to be on that list.

12 Comments

    1. Yonny won’t make roster. Taylor stays. This a side story only. Next big news is when Dansby Swanson becomes a Dodger.

    2. Would be sweet if we could trade Taylor and Muncie for even a #3 or 4 starter. Or a right hand hitting lefty mashing outfielder.

    1. No but hes probably better than Hanser Alberto though he will never be the cheerleader Alberto was.

  1. Like why? Just eats up a roster space which I now think is capped after Thor’s signing. I seriously doubt he bats above .230. Instead, they could have signed versatile Segura or Drury for like for roughly $15m/yr. It sure appears that the pending ARB ruling for Bauer is weighing the Boys in Blue down this off-season.

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