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Dodgers: Kiké Hernandez and Chris Taylor Activated, Negrón to IL

The Dodgers made an array of moves on Tuesday afternoon.

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DENVER, COLORADO - JUNE 27: Kike Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by Chris Taylor #3 after hitting a 3 RBI home run in the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The Dodgers have activated both infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor and super utility Kiké Hernandez from the 10-day injured list and have placed Kristopher Negrón on the 10-day injured list with neck stiffness. The club also optioned outfielder Kyle Garlick to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The move comes in junction with the demotion of right-handed reliever Casey Sadler to Triple-A Oklahoma City and the recalling of right-hander Dylan Floro.

 

Taylor, 28, was dealing with a fractured forearm. On the season, he holds a .261 batting average and .786 on-base plus slugging. Prior to going down with the fracture, Taylor was red hot, posting a .333/.412/.552 slash line since June 10.

Hernandez, 27, dealt with a left hand sprain after he took an awkward season. 2019 has been a bit of a disappointment in a follow up on 2018, seeing him hold just a .238 batting average and .742 on-base plus slugging this season while crushing 16 home runs.

Negrón, 33, has been a pleasant surprise for the Dodgers, filling in everywhere he has been asked. He has gone 11-for-41 across 15 games for the club.

Garlick, 27, has seen his fair share of promotions and demotions this season and has continued to fill in as a right-handed outfielder off the bench for manager Dave Roberts. He has batted .250 at the major league level this season, but has been one of the most productive hitters in Triple-A Oklahoma City’s lineup, batting .319 with 20 home runs and 51 runs batted in.

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Taylor, 28, was placed on the injured list on July 15 with a left wrist fracture. The former Virginia Cavalier has played in 90 games for the Dodgers, batting .261 (68-for-261) with eight homers and 41 RBI. In his six Major League seasons, he has slashed .262/.331/.438 with 47 homers and 193 RBI in 505 games.

Hernández, 27, was placed on the injured list on July 29 with a left-hand sprain. Prior to going on the injured list, the Puerto Rico native was slashing .400/.488/.629 with two homers and nine RBI and 1.116 OPS in the month of July. On the season, he has amassed 16 homers and 52 RBI with a .238 batting average in 98 games. He is in his fifth season with the club, batting a combined .241 (346-for-1622) with 62 homers and 181 RBI in 568 games for the Dodgers.

Negrón, 33, was placed on the 10-day injured list with neck stiffness. In 15 games for the Dodgers, Negrón is batting .268 (11-for-41) with two homers and seven RBI. On the season, he has appeared in 25 games for the Mariners and Dodgers, hitting .250 (16-for-64) with two homers and eight RBI. He originally joined the Dodgers on July 28 from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for the minor league infielder Daniel Castro.

Garlick, 27, was recalled last Tuesday and played in five games, hitting .364 (4-for-11) with two doubles, one homer and two RBI. On the season, he has appeared in 30 games for the Dodgers, batting .250 (12-for-48) with three homers and six RBI. In 69 games with Oklahoma City, he is batting .319 (76-for-238) with 20 homers and 51 RBI. The former Cal Poly alum was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 28th round of the 2015 first year player draft.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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