clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Enrique Hernandez will be the Dodgers second baseman

New, comments

For the first time in a Dodgers uniform, Hernandez has a set role

MLB: Spring Training-Los Angeles Dodgers at Los Angeles Angels Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed that Kiké Hernandez will be the primary second baseman for the team.

Roberts needed to fill the vacant second baseman position after the departure of veteran Chase Utley and it was down to two options - Hernandez and Chris Taylor.

With a stellar Spring Training performance, Kiké outperformed his competition.

In 50 at-bats, Hernandez is hitting .300 with 15 hits and three homers, only striking out for a total of six times. He’s found his rhythm and Roberts sees it, too.

After joining the team in 2015, Hernandez has served as the Dodgers’ superutility star - seeing time at every position except catcher.

Yes, he has even pitched.

Hernandez had quite the relationship with Utley, whose position he is filling.

It’s only fitting that Hernandez will take over his dad’s place.