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Dodgers: Kiké Herandez Signs Multi-Year Deal With the Boston Red Sox

Kiké’s time in Los Angeles has come to an end.



For some Dodgers fans around Los Angeles, today is a very sad day. Kiké Herandez has become a fan favorite around Chavez Ravine over the last few years, winning over the hearts of fans with his sparkling personality and humor. 

Unfortunately for those fans, Kiké will not be returning to the Dodgers. The free-agent super-utility man has reportedly signed a new deal with the Red Sox today that is for 2 years. The news comes just hours after it was reported that the 2 sides could have a deal done by this weekend. He will be paid $14 million in the deal, per Mark Feinsand

Hernandez came to the Dodgers in a deal that sent  Dan Haren, Dee Gordon, Miguel Rojas, and cash to the Miami Marlins in 2014. He came up the following year with Los Angeles and became a big part of the roster for the remainder of his time there. Kiké spent 6 years in total with the team, providing the team with plenty of flexibility around the field as well as at the plate. 

 

While he’s had plenty of big moments while in a Dodgers uniform, his biggest came in the 2017 NLCS against the Cubs. With Los Angeles facing the opportunity of returning to the World Series for the first time since 2017, Kiké hit 3 homeruns to put them over the top. He drove in 7 runs as LA advanced to the World Series against Houston. 

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Kiké was rumored to be in conversations with several teams around baseball this offseason, including the Dodgers. The combination of his plus-glove and arm along with his ability to hit left-handed pitching would make him a great addition to any team. He finishes up his time in Los Angeles with a slash line of .240/.312/.425 and as a World Champion. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. it would be a sad day if the Dodgers were not the WS champs and Kike hadn’t gotten to be a part of that. He has been a super utility player for the Dodgers for six years and he has a championship. Now he can go off to another team, Boston, and get to be a regular player. Nothing to be sad about. I wish him luck,

  2. The organization never treated Hernandez with the respect he earned and deserved. Kike was a gamer but should’ve seen more consistent playing time. It’s a damn shame this era of, what’s being *called*, “The Dodgers organization” is so heartless, cold and ruled by their Moneyballs.

      • You have to admit that other guys got a lot longer leash to prove themselves than Kike did. He moves all over the field. Most guys can’t do that and stay focused and produce at the plate. Just looking at 2019 & 2020 his production against right handers is better overall. For some years his offense was at its best when he played SS because he loves playing SS and he produced. For 2 years 14 mil I would gladly have him back. The Red Sox will not compete, Kike might have a full time job on a likely losing team. Fact is the Dodgers Management does not see him as a stater and would never give him the same time of day that other players got to work there stuff out at the plate. They played Lux in the 2019 NLDS! Let him K in almost every AB before Kike got some time and near gave us the series in game 5. In his 7 abs he made a statement. Lets appreciate who he is and what he gave against a lot of odds and skepticism.

  3. Thank you for the memories Kike at least you go out a champion now time to be the all star second baseman I know you will be,and reunite with your buddy Alex Verdugo who will also become an all star outfielder and batting champion.I know you will become a Ryne Sandberg type second baseman but our mgmt can’t see outside the window. Best of luck Kike.

    • Yeah. I could see Verdugo and Kike becoming Red Sox legends together. I won’t be able to resist tuning in from time to time, whereas I’d never pay attention to Boston unless facing the Dodgers.

  4. I’m not sure how the Sox will use Kike. 2B and the outfield look like the opportunities. I hope he does better at 2B with the Sox than he did with the Dodgers in 2019. I had hoped he would put up big numbers and take over 2B in 2019, but it didn’t really happen. I wish him the best, and hope he gets alot of playing time with the Sox.

  5. Kiki needed this, a change of scenery. He couldn’t handle the competition and pressure may have created his 240 career average which showed he has zero upside when considering the prospects that need his playing time. The dodgers have plenty of hitters who can top a 240 average.

  6. Congratulations on your new opportunity, Kike. Many of us acknowledge and appreciate your contribution to the Dodgers, especially post season. Have fun reuniting with Verdugo and best of luck to you and your wife with your new baby girl!

  7. Yes it’s a dam shame that the Dodgers treated Kike that way although he was given a starting position, the Dodgers were quick to try and move him out by trying to get Lux in there who should have been traded to Boston instead of Verdugo, and what’s sad is the Dodgers are trying to replace him with players of less talent!!!

  8. Thanks Kike! You will be missed, if the Redox can guarantee you a spot everyday, then I ma glad your going to get to play every day! If you are just a defensive sub, you blew it!

    Good Luck Bum Killer!

  9. I am heartbroken, but it just means that I will be watching Dodgers games and now, also, Red Sox games. They will realize they did the wrong move by trading you. I’ll miss you SO much!! Best of luck to you, your lovely wife and gorgeous baby.

  10. Truth is even Mike Schmidt or Reggie Jackson both HOF would have been platooned by these sibermetrics bozos.Kike will be an all star and gold glove second baseman well he’s already great defensively covers a lot of ground and saves base hits somerhing these dummies don’t take into account

  11. Kike gave a 100% all the time. Lux was being pushed ahead, but striking out all the time. Let’s appreciate the fact that with the Red Sox he’ll be a starter all the time which he deserves. Yes he with his enthusiasm will be missed.

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