3. Dodgers outfielder Enrique Hernandez could be on the Reds radar this offseason
No one knows what the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse is going to look like in 2024. Curt Casali's option is unlikely to be picked up. Luke Maile will be a free agent. Will Jonathan India be traded? Might the Reds re-sign Joey Votto?
With so many questions regarding this team's veteran leadership, Cincinnati is going to need to recruit a couple grizzled vets to help usher in the Reds young stars. Kiké Hernandez is a name to watch this offseason.
Hernandez began the season as a member of the Boston Red Sox, but was evenutally dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hernandez is a versatile defender who can play on the infield dirt and the outfield grass. If the Reds decide to part ways with Nick Senzel this winter, Hernandez could help to fill that role on the team.
Hernandez didn't played well this past season, but the 32-year-old is two years removed from a career-year with the Red Sox. In 2021, Hernandez slashed .250/.337/.449 with with 20 home runs and 60 RBI.
Enrique Hernandez is a buy-low candidate who could provide a great deal of postseason experience, veteran leadership, and above-average defense. Hernandez could be the perfect compliment to the left-handed duo of Will Benson and Jake Fraley in the Cincinnati Reds outfield.