What a birthday gift that Latin catcher receives: it is signed by the Royals | AL BAT


Óscar Hernández.

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Best birthday, impossible! The Kansas City Royals announced that they have signed still-young catcher Oscar Hernandez. You will receive an invitation to participate in the summer camp.

Venezuelan Hernandez, who is arriving Thursday at the age of 27, was recently released by the St. Louis Cardinals on May 27. He’s trying to find his way back to the big leagues for the first time since 2016.

The Arizona Diamondbacks led Hernandez to the majors to secure his rights through the Rule 5 Draft in 2015. But the effort was in vain. Hernández has simply not yet developed as a hitter, leading an OPS below .600 in the minor minors.

The player of 1.85 meters in height and 104 kilos weighs just 10 years as a professional, although in each year since 2010 he has been in the Minor Leagues and has only had two cups of coffee in the MLB:

His numbers there are .167 with a home run and two CPs in 22 games and 47 at-bats. Of course, defensively, he has no error in 110 opportunities and it is the glove that has kept him on the pay ball.

Will Oscar Eduardo Hernandez return to MLB after four years? Could he be the substitute for his countryman Salvador Pérez in the Royals?

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