The offseason hot stove continues to be slow burning for Major League Baseball. However, things may begin to percolate this week with the virtual winter meetings taking place through Thursday.
As every high-profile free agent remains on the market, some of the second two players are starting to see their names in rumors. Case in point, KSTP News-Minnesota reporter Darren Wolfson dropped the news over the weekend that the Twins have been in talks with free agent utility man Enrique Hernandez.
— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) December 5, 2020
Kiké is coming off a 6-year run with the Dodgers where he batted .240 with 68 home runs and 213 runs-batted-in over 648 games. Minnesota is coming off back to back AL Central division crowns but has lost a pair of middle infield options to free agency themselves.
Hernandez finds himself as one of several Dodgers on the open market coming off of a World Series win in 2020. In all likelihood, the utility man has played his last game for Los Angeles. The Dodgers have multiple in-house options to replace the 29-year-old and are keeping an eye on their 2021 payroll.
However, in the event that he can’t secure a near-full-time starting gig elsewhere, LA president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman left the door open for the club’s free agents. Stranger things could happen.
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