Red Sox Deal Kike Hernandez Back To Dodgers For Pair of Relievers

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Boston Red Sox Press Release

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today traded infielder/outfielder Kiké Hernández and cash considerations to the Los Angeles Dodgers, in exchange for right-handed pitcher Nick Robertson and minor league right-handed pitcher Justin Hagenman. Robertson has been optioned to Triple-A Worcester.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Hernández, 31, has played 313 games for Boston since signing with club prior to the 2021 season, making 169 starts in center field, 99 at second base, and 62 at shortstop while batting .234 (273-for-1,166) with 105 extra-base hits and 170 runs scored.

Selected by the Houston Astros in the sixth round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of American Military Academy in Puerto Rico, Hernández has batted .238 (703-for-2,957) with 103 home runs and 363 RBI in 1,000 career games between the Astros (2014), Miami Marlins (2014), Los Angeles Dodgers (2015-20), and Red Sox (2021-23). He has played each defensive position except catcher during his career, appearing in 366 games in center field, 279 at second base, 127 in left field, 164 at shortstop, 75 in right field, 33 at third base, 15 at first base, and one as a pitcher.

A 2020 World Series champion with the Dodgers, Hernández has hit .269 (46-for-171) with a .901 OPS, seven doubles, one triple, 13 home runs, and 27 RBI in 69 career Postseason games for the Dodgers (2015-20) and Red Sox (2021). He started each of the Red Sox’ 11 Postseason games in 2021, where he batted .408 (20-for-49) and led MLB in extra-base hits (10), total bases (41), and home runs (tied, five). The Puerto Rico native owns the highest slugging percentage (.837) and OPS (1.260) in Red Sox Postseason history (min. 50 PA).

Robertson, 25, made his Major League debut with the Dodgers on June 7 and has allowed seven runs in 10.1 innings over his first 9 career appearances, all in relief. The right-hander has also posted a 2.54 ERA (8 ER/28.1 IP) and .184 opponent batting average (19-for-103) with 13.14 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (42 strikeouts) in 27 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City. The Virginia native was selected by the Dodgers in the seventh round of the 2019 First-Year Player Draft and has recorded a 3.54 ERA (67 ER/170.1 IP) in 135 career minor league games (three starts).

Hagenman, 26, has made 25 appearances (five starts) for Triple-A Oklahoma City this season, posting a 2.78 ERA (17 ER/55.0 IP) with 60 strikeouts. In 17 outings (five starts) since the beginning of June, the right-hander has gone 3-0 with a 2.06 ERA (10 ER/43.2 IP). Selected by the Dodgers in the 23rd round of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, the New Jersey native owns a 3.61 ERA (115 ER/287.0 IP) in 156 minor league games (10 starts). He attended Pennsylvania State University and pitched for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod Baseball League in the summer of 2017.


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