Red Sox infielder Marco Hernandez’s offseason is well underway, as the 27-year-old mashed his first home run in his fourth game for Tigres del Licey of the Liga de Beisbol Dominicano on Saturday night.
Facing off against Gigantes del Cibao left-hander Miguel Del Pozo in the top half of the sixth inning Saturday, Hernandez unloaded on a 1-0 fastball right down the middle and deposited it deep to left-center field.
That solo blast gave Licey a 2-0 advantage, which would go on to be Saturday’s final score. They are now 15-13 on the season.
Through the four games he has played in, Hernandez is 5-for-15 (.333) with that one homer and two runs driven in.
A native of the Dominican Republic himself, Hernandez slashed .250/.279/.338 with two home runs and 11 RBI over 60 games and two stints with the Red Sox this past season after being recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on June 8th and once again on August 2nd.
Remember, there was a time not too long ago where Hernandez had undergone three surgeries on his left shoulder in a span of two years. He’ll now look to make his first ever Opening Day roster for Boston this coming March.