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Dodgers Place Kiké Hernandez on IL, Kristopher Negron on Active Roster

The Dodgers made some moves to get a backup shortstop on the roster.



The Dodgers have placed IF/OF Kiké Hernandez on the 10-day IL with a left hand sprain. He is expected to have a minimum stay on the IL. To take Hernandez’s spot on the club, the Dodgers have added recent acquisition IF/OF Kristopher Negron to the active roster.

Hernandez, 27, holds just a 95 wRC+ this season on 1.3 WAR in 98 games. He hurt his hand just last week during an awkward swing. Hernandez was the only position player truly capable of playing shortstop on the roster outside of Corey Seager, so the organization was forced to go elsewhere for a couple weeks, thus trading for Negron.

Negron, 33, is simply on the team to play defense and act as a backup utility guy, nothing more. His stay on the roster will most likely only last a couple weeks, or until injured players return from the IL. Negron holds just a 42 wRC+ this year and a 73 wRC+ lifetime.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 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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