Rangers Call Up Outfielder For Long-Awaited Major League Debut

First signed at the age of 16 (by the Kansas City Royals), 27-year-old Dominican outfielder Elier Hernandez finally gets his call to the big leagues. The Texas Rangers have promoted him from Triple-A Round Rock.

Hernandez was finally coming into his own this year in the minors, having his best season, hitting .295 with a professional career-high OPS of .910. He brings a blend of power and speed, with 11 homers, 35 RBIs and 9 stolen bases. 

He made his Triple-A debut in the Royals system in 2018, but never got the call to the majors until this, his second year in the Rangers system.

There were high hopes for Hernandez when he was first signed in 2011, as he received the largest signing bonus ($3.05M) ever given to an international amateur outfielder. 

We'll see if that promise can finally pay off, 11 years later. 

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