Gorkys Hernández

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Gorkys Hernández
Gorkys Hernández before the 2016 NL Wild Card Game (cropped).jpg
Hernandez with the San Francisco Giants in 2016
San Francisco Giants – No. 66
Born: (1987-09-07) September 7, 1987 (age 29)
Güiria, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 21, 2012, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
(through June 23, 2017)
Batting average .208
Hits 71
Home runs 5
Runs batted in 29

Gorkys Gustavo Hernández Lugo (born September 7, 1987) is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played in MLB for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins. Gorkys however is not his real name. Mr. Lugo's grandfather gave him the nickname Gorkys when he was 8 and it has stuck ever since.


Detroit Tigers[edit]

Hernandez signed with the Detroit Tigers in April 2005. In 2007, as a member of the West Michigan Whitecaps, he was named a Midwest League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star, was named Midwest League MVP, and competed in the All-Star Futures Game for the World Team. On October 29, 2007, Hernández was traded by the Detroit Tigers along with pitcher Jair Jurrjens to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for shortstop Édgar Rentería.[1][2]

Atlanta Braves[edit]

Hernández was listed as the fifth-best prospect in the Atlanta Braves organization by Baseball America. before the 2008 season.[3] On June 3, 2009, the Braves traded Hernández along with Charlie Morton and Jeff Locke to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Nate McLouth.[4]

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

On May 18, 2012, he was called up to the big league club. He made his major league debut on May 21, and struck out as a pinch hitter. On May 27, he got his first major league hit, a 2-run single off Chicago Cubs pitcher Michael Bowden.

Miami Marlins[edit]

On July 31, 2012, the Pirates traded Hernández and a 2013 draft pick to the Miami Marlins for Gaby Sánchez and Kyle Kaminska.[5]

Kansas City Royals[edit]

On July 23, 2013, the Marlins traded Hernández to the Kansas City Royals for Alex McClure.[6] Hernández was assigned to the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Royals' Triple-A affiliate.[7][8]

On November 23, 2013 Hernandez re-signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals.[9]

Chicago White Sox[edit]

On April 10, 2014, Hernández was traded to the Chicago White Sox for cash considerations and assigned to the Triple-A Charlotte Knights.[10] He was released on June 11, 2014.[11]

Return to the Pirates[edit]

Hernández rejoined the Pirates on December 1, 2014, agreeing to a minor league deal that included an invitation to spring training.[12] On June 28, 2015, Gorkys Hernández was called up to the majors and started in right field.

San Francisco Giants[edit]

In 2016, Hernández agreed to a minor league deal with the Giants. The Giants promoted him to the major leagues on August 23 to replace the injured Gregor Blanco.[13]

On April 4, 2017, in his first game of the season against Arizona Diamondbacks (started in place of regular centerfielder Denard Span) he had career high four RBIs.

Awards and honors[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bowman, Mark (October 29, 2007). "Braves get two prospects for Renteria". MLB.com. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tigers deal two prospects to Braves for Renteria". ESPN.com. Associated Press. October 30, 2007. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ Ballew, Bill (November 5, 2007). "Top 10 Prospects: Atlanta Braves". Baseball America. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Braves Acquire Outfielder Nate McLouth from Pittsburgh". MLB.com. June 3, 2009. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Pirates land 1B Gaby Sanchez". ESPN.com. Associated Press. July 31, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ Dutton, Bob (July 22, 2012). "No limitations on Royals’ Getz just two days after wrenching knee". Kansas City Star. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ Rodriguez, Juan C. (July 23, 2012). "Marlins' Ozuna to see hand specialist for jammed left thumb". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Kansas City Royals - PlayerWatch". GlobalPost. Thomson Reuters. July 23, 2013. Archived from the original on July 23, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Royals sign six players to Minor League contracts for 2014". MLB.com. November 23, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  10. ^ Padilla, Doug (April 10, 2014). "Trade gives White Sox OF depth". ESPN Chicago. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Knights Announce Flurry of Roster Moves". MILB.com. June 12, 2014. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Rays trade utilityman Sean Rodriguez to Pirates". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 1, 2014. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  13. ^ Haft, Chris (August 23, 2016). "Blanco lands on DL with right shoulder injury". MLB.com. Retrieved August 24, 2016. 

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