Texas Rangers Sign Former Top Prospect Outfielder

Bringing him back.

The Texas Rangers have signed outfielder Elier Hernandez to a minor league contract.

Hernandez was once considered one of the top international prospects in all of baseball, if not the top. Unfortunately, he really struggled in the minor leagues, taking him seven years to reach the Triple-A level.

However, the twenty-eight-year-old finally started showing signs of life this past season, slashing a strong .298/.356/.880 line, with 13 home runs, 57 RBIs, 10 stolen bases and 56 runs scored over 319 at-bats with Triple-A Round-Rock.

The Rangers then promoted Hernandez for his long-awaited major league debut in June. Although he got off to a hot start, he settled down, and after 14 games, he produced a poor .182/.200/.442 triple-slash line, with three RBIs and four runs scored.

He'll look to continue his development and make his way back onto the major league roster this season.
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