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.
The Dodgers acquired IF Yonny Hernández from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for cash.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) December 15, 2022
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.
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