Minnesota Twins Eddie Rosario Replacement No. 5: Enrique Hernández
Wouldn’t an Enrique Hernánedez move be fun? This is another “home run” type of option, similar to Kyle Schwarber, but the Twins have actually checked in on the 29 year old, making it seem a possibility.
Hernández is only available as he is just finishing up a six season stay with the Dodgers as a super-utility player. Kiké was used as a Swiss army knife in Los Angeles, playing just about every position, including left field, but he also can hit the baseball.
Hernández isn’t great against righties, but is was terrific against lefties, helping the Twins fill a gap in their lineup, providing the team with another left handed bat to balance their righty-heavy group.
To continue the pattern, Hernández has LOADS of playoff experience as well. Over six years and 58 games, he’s racked up lots of clutch hits and even helped bring a World Series back to Chavez Ravine. That’s the key for the Minnesota Twins.
Similar to Schwarber, a Hernández signing feels more like an option to split time in left rather than a full time spot. Regardless, it could give the Minnesota Twins more balance on offense and a strong veteran presence in the outfield to help bring along some of the young guys as they develop.
All of these guys would be great additions (or internal promotions) to a team looking to end it’s playoff drought. Hopefully one of these guys can be the one to turn the tide and bring a title back to the Land of 10,000 Lakes.