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Dodgers: Kiké Hernandez and Edwin Rios Honor Roberto Clemente

The two Dodgers will wear 21 to honor Clemente tonight.



Players from around Major League Baseball will be wearing number 21 today to honor Roberto Clemente. The late Pirates legend still serves as an inspiration to young Puerto Rican players to this day, and as such, MLB wanted to give them the opportunity to celebrate him properly. The Dodgers will have two guys tonight partaking in that part of the celebration. 

Kiké Hernandez and Edwin Rios are both players with roots in Puerto Rico. Both Dodgers’ infielders were born there before coming to the continental United States. 

The Cubs’ Javier Báez, the Indians’ Francisco Lindor, the Astros’ Carlos Correa and Martin Maldonado, the Mets’ Edwin Díaz, the Tigers’ Joe Jiménez, the Red Sox’s Christian Vázquez and the Cardinals’ Yadier Molina all plan to wear 21 as well. This is the first year that MLB is allowing teams to change their numbers, much like they do on Jackie Robinson Day.

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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. Yo Puerto Rico is in the United States.

    I suggest saying “Both Dodgers’ infielders were born there before coming to the continental United States.” Or simply, “Both Dodgers’ infielders were born there.”

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