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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 19: Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts to hitting a grand slam in the third inning against the Chicago Cubs during game five of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 19, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

New Red Sox utility man Enrique “Kiké” Hernandez greeted Boston fans via Twitter on Tuesday, delivering a message of hope and positivity for a team whose viability as a contending team is a question mark.

“New year. New team. New city. New number. New baby. Can’t wait to start this new chapter in my life!” Hernandez tweeted. “Gonna be bringing TONS OF ENERGY to Beantown!!! Looking forward to becoming good friends with the Green Monster! Let’s gooo!!”

Hernandez has proven to be one of baseball’s most versatile utility men during his career. His most likely landing spot in the 2021 Red Sox lineup is at second base, but he’s played at least 15 games at all four infield positions and all three outfield spots. He even came in to pitch once during a marathon extra-inning game for the Dodgers. So all that’s left on Hernandez’s bingo card is catcher.

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He won’t transform the Red Sox into a contender by himself, but Hernandez is certainly a good kind of player to have on a winning ball club. He should carry the torch from the retired Dustin Pedroia better than most have tried to do in recent years.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Yell at him on Twitter @mattdolloff or send him a nasty email at matthew.dolloff@bbgi.com.