The A’s have announced that they have traded their infielder Yoni Hernandez For the Dodgers, consider the money. Hernandez was selected for the division earlier this week.
Hernandez, who turns 25 in May, is a low-energy, high-contact player. He has 55 games of MLB experience in 2022, 43 with the Rangers last year and 12 with the Diamondbacks. He has a solid .198/293/.228 batting line during that time, but his 9.8% walk rate and 18.6% strikeout rate are both better than league average.
He spent most of 2022 in the minors, getting into 71 Triple-A games. In that span, he hit .241/.349/.324, walking in 11.7% of his plus appearances while striking out just 15.8% of the time. He also stole 30 bases, with two more in the big leagues, which is typical for him. In 2010, which encourages basic theft. With the new rules in 2023, the playing field could be even more valuable.
Hernandez brings great defensive versatility to the table, playing all three infield positions to the left of first base as well as left and center field. He has only five minor league games in his career and none in the majors, but he has a good eye at the plate and can move around the field. He still has a pair of options, allowing the Dodgers to keep him in the minors if they choose.
The A’s claimed him off waivers from the Diamondbacks in November, but designated him for assignment when they made their signing. Jess Peterson And Aledmys Díaz Official. The Dodgers infield has taken a few hits in recent months Treya Turner And Hanser Alberto They hit free agency and declined their club’s option. Justin Turner and unbidden Edwin Rios. Hernandez will give them a versatile depth option as they build their roster for next season.