BREAKING: Teoscar Hernandez Signs In National League

One of the biggest power bats on the market has chosen his 2024 destination, as former Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays slugger Teoscar Hernandez has signed a one-year, $23.5 million deal to head to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

We reported earlier this weekend that the Dodgers were still looking to find a right-handed bat to fill out their needs on offence this offseason, and they've done so with Hernandez. 

The only other right-handed hitters of any substance that a southpaw has to negotiate his way through in the LA lineup are Mookie Betts and Will Smith. 

The 31-year-old Hernandez became a free agent after spending a year with the Mariners, where he hit 26 home runs to go with 29 doubles and 93 RBIs. His OPS+ however, at 106, was the lowest it's been since his rookie season.  His career mark is 118 (18% better than the average major league hitter). He has 159 career long balls, clearing at least 25 in each of the last four complete seasons.

The Dodgers had already spent over a BILLION dollars this offseason on Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto and an extension for the newly acquired Tyler Glasnow. Hernandez's $23.5 million seems like a bargain in comparison. 

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