On Tuesday afternoon, Kiké Hernandez was starting at shortstop for the Dodgers against the Cincinnati Reds.

He ended the day going 1-for-2 with a double, but was forced to come out early after getting hit by a pitch on the wrist in the 6th inning, by Reds starting pitcher Scott Feldman.

Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reported that Hernandez went to get x-rays on his right wrist after he came out of the game.

Hernandez has been fighting an uphill battle, attempting to earn a spot on the Dodgers Opening Day roster after the utterly disastrous year he had in 2016. Fellow utility man Chris Taylor looks to have been winning the utility man spot on the roster, being one of the best hitters that the Dodgers have had throughout all of spring training.

Kick Hernandez also left the club to play for his home country of Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic, so the coaches and management have seen less of him playing than they wanted to.

An injury this late into spring training could all but destroy Kiké’s hopes of breaking camp on the Opening Day roster.

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