Report: Red Sox target Teoscar Hernandez signs with Dodgers

One of the largest bats on the free agent market is off the board, as outfielder Teoscar Hernandez has reportedly signed a one-year, $23.5 million take care of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The deal was first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan, who additionally reported that $8.5 million of the deal will likely be deferred and paid out between 2030-39.

Hernandez’s resolution is a blow to the Red Sox, who reportedly pursued the right-handed slugger and will have used his energy in the course of the lineup. The former Seattle Mariner is coming off a season through which he batted .258 with 26 dwelling runs and 96 RBI, and previous to that he loved a profitable six-year run in Toronto throughout which he routinely tormented Boston.

In 76 profession video games towards the Red Sox he’s batted .311 with 22 dwelling runs and a .981 OPS, all his greatest marks towards any staff he’s performed greater than 15 instances.

With Hernandez off the board Boston is predicted to proceed pursuing different right-handed bats both by free company or commerce. Among the choices are a reunion with outfielder Adam Duvall or designated hitter Justin Turner, each of whom stay out there.

As for the Dodgers, Hernandez turns into the most recent addition in what has confirmed to be a historic offseason. Los Angeles has dedicated properly over $1 billion in free agent signings between two-way famous person Shohei Ohtani and high pitchers Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Tyler Glasnow, and now Hernandez joins a lineup that additionally options Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman and Ohtani, amongst different standouts.