Enrique Hernández (baseball)

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Enrique Hernández
Enrique Kike Hernandez Houston Astros July 2014.jpg
Hernandez with the Astros (2014)
Los Angeles Dodgers
Infielder / Outfielder
Born: (1991-08-24) August 24, 1991 (age 23)
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 1, 2014 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .248
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 14
Teams

Enrique J. Hernández (born August 24, 1991) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball infielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Houston Astros and Miami Marlins. His nickname is Kike (pronounced KEE-kay).[1][2]

Career[edit]

Houston Astros[edit]

Hernández was drafted by the Houston Astros in the sixth round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. He was called up to the majors for the first time on July 1, 2014.[3] He made his major league debut the same day, entering a game against the Seattle Mariners as a defensive replacement in the seventh inning and collecting two hits, the first of which was a ground rule double in his first at-bat off Dominic Leone of the Mariners.[4] He hit his first home run the following day off Chris Young of the Mariners. [5] In 24 games, he hit .284 for the Astros.[6]

Miami Marlins[edit]

On July 31, 2014, the Astros traded Hernández, Jarred Cosart, and Austin Wates to the Miami Marlins for Jake Marisnick, Colin Moran, Frances Martes, and a compensatory draft pick.[7] [8]Hernández hit his first major league grand slam with the Marlins on September 26, 2014 against the Washington Nationals off Craig Stammen in the 9th inning. Overall, he was in 18 games for them and had seven hits in 40 at bats (.175).[6]

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

On December 10, 2014, Hernandez was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, along with Chris Hatcher, Austin Barnes, and Andrew Heaney, in exchange for Dan Haren, Dee Gordon, Miguel Rojas and cash.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coleman, David (August 19, 2010). "Astros Prospect Profile: Kikè Hernandez". crawfishboxes.com. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "The New Kids in Town: A Recap in One Act". crawfishboxes.com. July 1, 2014. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ McTaggert, Brian (July 1, 2014). "Astros recall trio of Triple-A prospects". MLB.com. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cano and Seager lead Mariners over Astros 13-2". ESPN.com. Associated Press. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "July 2, 2014 Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros play-by-play and box score". Baseball Reference. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Enrique Hernandez Statistics and history". Baseball Reference. 
  7. ^ http://blog.chron.com/ultimateastros/2014/07/31/jarred-cosart-traded-to-the-marlins/
  8. ^ Grubb, Will. "Astros Trade Jarred Cosart To Miami". cbslocal.com. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 
  9. ^ Gurnick, Ken (December 11, 2014). "Dodgers adding Kendrick, Rollins in trades". MLB.com. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 

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