MLB Rumors: Free Agent Veteran Utilityman Closing In On Contract With New Team

Kiké Hernández, a versatile player known for his ability to play multiple positions, is currently a free agent and has garnered significant interest from several teams, following a season where he showcased his skills with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The veteran utilityman is expected to sign in the coming days.

After a mid-season trade from the Boston Red Sox, Hernández had a notable second half with the Dodgers, contributing to the team's performance with a batting average of .262, alongside 12 doubles, five home runs, and 30 RBIs.

His unique skill set, particularly his defensive capabilities and experience playing in various positions, has made him an attractive option for teams looking to bolster their roster with a flexible and experienced player.

Despite the interest from multiple playoff-caliber teams, the Los Angeles Angels have emerged as a potential suitor for Hernández.

The Angels, looking to fill various roster gaps, could benefit from Hernández's versatility and veteran leadership. His ability to play almost every position, except for catcher, over his 10-year career, adds a valuable dimension to any team he joins.

As the Dodgers' roster seems set for the upcoming season, especially after the addition of Teoscar Hernández, the chances of Kiké Hernández returning to Dodger blue appear slim, making the Angels a more likely option if he wishes to stay in Southern California.

Hernández's free agency comes at a time when he is fully recovered from double hernia surgery in October, ensuring he is in good shape for Spring Training.

His previous contributions to the Dodgers, coupled with his strong performance against left-handed pitching and his positive influence in the clubhouse, make him a compelling candidate for teams looking to strengthen their bench and add a player known for his uplifting presence and versatility​​. Photo Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports