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Dodgers News: Enrique Hernandez and Chris Taylor Likely To Be Activated on Tuesday

Kiké Hernandez and Chris Taylor are inching towards a return.

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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)

Dodgers utility guys Kiké Hernandez and Chris Taylor will likely be activated on Tuesday, per MLB.com reporter Ken Gurnick. The move would come in time for an AL East-NL West showdown with the Blue Jays at Dodger Stadium.

Hernandez has been on the injured list since late July, due to a left-hand sprain. He has been taking rehab at-bats in Arizona in preparation for his activation. In 5 Arizona League at-bats thus far, he’s collected 1 hit and 2 walks.

Along with Hernandez, Chris Taylor is expected to be activated on Tuesday as well. Taylor suffered a fractured forearm on a hit by pitch and has been on the IL since July 15th. CT3 has gone 5-10 in 3 games with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga — including this one covered by Dodgers Nation.

Both players had been on recent hot streaks before hitting the injured list. Hernandez has an overall season line of .238/.309/.433 with 16 home runs and 52 RBI in 98 games. Taylor is sitting at .261/.334/.452 with 8 home runs and 41 RBI in 90 games

The front office went out and picked up Kristopher Negron, and to a lesser extent, Jedd Gyorko to help offset the loss of Kiké and Taylor, with Gyorko more to help fill in for the injured David Freese.

The Dodgers return home for a a 6 game homestand, starting with 3 against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Over the weekend, one of the biggest series of the year will take place — Dodgers vs. Yankees, at Dodger Stadium.

Written by Levon Satamian

My name is Levon Satamian. I am currently attending Cal State Northridge, and majoring in Broadcast Journalism.

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      • AZUL, all I can say to your post – especially the last sentence is – “from your lips to God’s ears”. Its time for Yimi to exit stage left ASAP. Go Blue!!! Go PD Jr.!!!

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