Minnesota Twins: Kike Hernandez the perfect fit for roster

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 24: Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates as he hits an RBI double against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning in Game Four of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 24: Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates as he hits an RBI double against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning in Game Four of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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The Minnesota Twins are reportedly interested in Kike Hernandez, who would be the perfect fit for their roster in 2021.

The Minnesota Twins have embraced the super utility player wholeheartedly. With the likes of Willians Astudillo, Marwin Gonzalez, and Ehire Adrianza on their bench, the Twins have been able to plug the gap at every position on the diamond. However, Adrianza and Gonzalez are both free agents, leaving a void on their roster.

Fortunately, the perfect fit is available as well. The Twins are reportedly interested in Kike Hernandez to fill that opening.

Hernandez has become one of the better super utility players in the game, appearing at every position except catcher in his career. His blend of pop and ability to work a count while playing virtually anywhere defensively make him an intriguing target.

He should also fit into the Twins budget. Hernandez has struggled over the past two seasons, with a .235/.296/.410 batting line in his last 608 plate appearances. While the pop is still there with 22 homers and 27 doubles, he had not been walking nearly as much, hindering his productivity at the plate.

Hernandez, meanwhile, is reportedly looking for a one year deal in a place where he can get regular playing time. The Twins would be a perfect fit in that case, as he would be able to play virtually every day while filling in around the diamond.

To his credit, Hernandez is aware that he needs to rebound from the previous two seasons. He knows that he needs that one year make good deal to get the type of salary that he is looking for. Going to Minnesota, and returning to the form he showed in 2017 and 2018, would be the best case scenario for both sides.

The Minnesota Twins and Kike Hernandez are a perfect match. It is no surprise that the Twins are interested in the super utility man.