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Dodgers Players Helped Convince Kiké Hernandez to Play for the Red Sox

A few of the former Red Sox on the squad helped Kiké make up his mind.



The Dodgers will have to adjust to life without Kiké Hernandez in the lineup every day. The super utilityman signed a 2-year deal with the Red Sox this season-ending a 6-year run with Los Angeles. 

Hernandez came over in the trade from the Marlins that sent Dan Haren and Dee Gordon to Miami. Since that time, he totaled 648 games and almost 1800 at-bats with the Dodgers, as well as making appearances in 58 playoff games.

The decision to go to Boston was actually an easy one for Kiké. The Dodgers may not have had room for him, but the Red Sox certainly did. Hernandez will get the opportunity to start on a daily basis and hopefully stick with a consistent position. 

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According to Hernandez, several Dodgers players helped him make his decision to sign with Boston. A few former Red Sox players on the team even gave their opinions of current Boston manager Alex Cora. Kiké was sold from that point on. 

It made my decision a lot easier to come in and have the opportunity to play for Alex [Cora]. I’ve talked to Joe [Kelly)], Mookie, and [David Price], and they all preach about Alex and what he brings to the table as a manager and how good of a communicator he is. I’m just really, really excited to be able to play for a Puerto Rican manager.

Going to play for a guy from your home country should usually be an easy decision. But since Hernandez was a part of the 2017 World Series team that was cheated by the Astros, you can understand why Kiké would be hesitant. But regardless, he ends up with a full-time job, and we’re happy for him. 

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