The Los Angeles Angels have identified a potential trade target at second base after a year of the league’s worst production at the position.
Hernandez, 27, has enjoyed a solid two-year stretch as the full-time starter at second base for the Phillies, after playing more of a utility role before. Last season, Hernandez put up a .294/.373/.421 line, adding nine homers and 15 steals. After making $1.5 million in 2017, Hernandez has two years of team control remaining.
Second base was a black hole for the Angles in 2017. The team’s second basemen put up a collective .601 OPS, more than 40 points worse than the next worst team.
The Halos were also rumored to be interested in Hernandez last offseason.