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Boston Red Sox signing Enrique Hernandez to 2-year deal

Boston Red Sox signing Enrique Hernandez to 2-year deal
Former Los Angeles Dodgers utility player Enrique Hernandez had a .230 batting average with five home runs and 20 RBIs in 48 games last season. File Photo by Rich Kane/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox have reached a two-year agreement with former Los Angeles Dodgers utilityman Enrique Hernandez.

League sources told ESPN and MLB Media on Friday that Hernandez is signing a two-year, $14 million contract with the Red Sox. The team has yet to confirm the agreement, which is pending a physical.

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Hernandez, who was originally acquired from the Miami Marlins as part of a seven-player trade in December 2014, was a key utility player for the Dodgers over the past six seasons. He had a .230 batting average with five home runs and 20 RBIs in 48 games last season.

The 29-year-old Hernandez has recorded a .240 batting average with 71 home runs and 227 RBIs in his career. He also provided the Dodgers with premium defense as a middle infielder and in the outfield.

Hernandez's most memorable moment with the Dodgers came in October, when he belted the game-tying home run in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves.

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