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Kiké Hernandez activated from DL by Dodgers

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Hernandez is hitting .417/.469/.722 with 14 extra-base hits in 81 plate appearances against left-handed pitchers in 2015.

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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Monday activated Kiké Hernandez from the disabled list before their four-game series against the Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco. The super utility man missed four weeks and 26 games with a left hamstring strain.

The move brings the Dodgers' active roster to 38 players, including 20 position players.

Hernandez is hitting .308/.350/.492 with 12 doubles and six home runs in 201 plate appearances this season, and has started games at six different positions — second base, third base, shortstop, left field, center field and right field.

At the time of his injury, Hernandez had started six of eight games in center field, taking over primary duties from a struggling Joc Pederson, who has started 22 of the last 26 games without Hernandez but has hit .213/.298/.307 during that span.

Hernandez in his last game, on Aug. 30, had an infield single (inexplicably scored an error) during Jake Arrieta's no-hitter.

Hernandez has been working out during the last week at Camelback Ranch in Arizona. He seemed excited when told of the plan for Monday's activation.