9 Former Dodgers Without Jobs as Spring Training Begins

Find out which former Dodgers players are still unemployed as Spring Training approaches. Who will sign them?

Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter J.D. Martinez (28) hits a home run against the Arizona
Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter J.D. Martinez (28) hits a home run against the Arizona / Rob Schumacher/The Republic / USA TODAY
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4. Enrique Hernandez

I honestly had to double-check Enrique Hernandez' age when I was researching this piece, as it's hard to believe he's still only 32-years-old. The veteran utilityman has felt like a mainstay on MLB rosters for a long time now, and I guess that's what happens when you're already playing 42 games at 22 years old.

Hernandez' six-year stretch with the Dodgers from 2015 to 2020 saw him establish himself as a more than capable bat (.240/.312/.425) with incredible defensive versatility. That's a combination that makes him fit on just about any MLB roster.

The Boston Red Sox didn't get quite the same offensive contributions from Hernandez (.234/.308/.382) and with no hopes of contending in 2023 they shipped him back to L.A., which kind of feels like his rightful home at this point.

His 54 games in L.A. proved he's still in his prime (his numbers were better than his career-averages, after being much worse in his 86 games with the Sox), and so he'll be suiting up somewhere in 2024 for sure.

If the Dodgers run into any injury issues, that "somewhere" could very easily be L.A. again.