Apart from his outstanding performances on the baseball field, Enrique Hernandez is very popular because he is exceptional in several courts. Born in Puerto Rico, he turned pro in 2009, after which he represented several baseball teams in Major League Baseball (MLB). He currently sees the jersey of the number 14 Los Angeles Dodgers and is a utility player for the professional baseball team in Los Angeles, California.
Before Enrique began working with the Dodgers, he played for Houston-based team The Houston Astro and the Miami Marlins, where he appeared in eighteen games and hit .175 (seven hits in 40 at-bats) for the Marlins. Although the baseball player has more professional skills than outfield players, he has been in all positions in the MLB except as a catcher.
Enrique Hernandez’s Bio
Enrique was raised by his Puerto Rican parents, Enrique Hernández Sr. and Mónica González, along with his two younger sisters whose names are missing on the card. His mother, who is involved in fashion and owns a clothing store in Toa Baja, gave birth to him on August 24, 1991, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His father is a baseball scout who currently works for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Hernandez spent his childhood connecting through baseball with his father, who had hoped to play baseball in the big leagues, but his dreams were shattered when the draft failed to reach his home country at that time, coupled with a car accident that eventually ruined any chance of signing him as a free player in the MLB. Nevertheless, the elderly Hernandez is grateful that his only son is living his dream on a grand scale. To this day, about 75 to 80 percent of the conversations between father and son revolve around baseball, and his fans love it.
Enrique Hernandez spent his high school years at the American Military Academy in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. As a teenager, he was 1.5 meters 15 centimeters tall, but later in his senior year, he grew five centimeters taller.
The Puerto Rican utility started its professional career in 2009 when it was selected in the 6th round of this year’s MLB Draft by the Houston Astros, who sealed the contract with a $150,000 bonus. However, Enrique did not make his MLB debut until July 1, 2014, as a defensive substitute in a game against the Seattle Mariners. The athlete was transferred to the Miami Marlins later that same month, on July 31, 2014, to be exact. His assignment with the Marlins, where he played 18 games for the Miami-based baseball team, beating .175 (seven hits in 40 at-bats).
Five months later, Hernández joined the Los Angeles Dodgers after he and some of his teammates were transferred to the Marlins. He joined the Dodgers in 2015 after signing a one-year contract with the team in January 2018 worth $1.6 million for 2018.
Wife Or Girlfriend, Is He Married Or Dating?
The Los Angeles Dodgers’ supply player is neither single nor married, but he is no longer on the market. Although this will break the hearts of the ladies who crush the chunk, we cannot help but announce that the happy beauty is none other than the Puerto Rican model, actress, and defending champion of the beauty contest Mariana Vicente, née Mariana Paola Vicente Morales.
The 5 foot 8-inch model and Enrique Hernandez have the same birthplace but different birthdays. The winner of the Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2010 was also born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but her date of birth is January 8, 1989 – she is two years older than her boyfriend.
The eldest of Ramón Vicente (a businessman) and publicist Izayma Morales’ four children – Sebastián Vicente, Claudia Sofia Vicente, and Ramón Vicente, Mariana is said to have become engaged to the baseball player in July 2017. While we are sure that the wedding bells will ring quite soon, the adorable turtledoves still have to announce their wedding date and wedding plans.
Body Stats: Height & Weight
Obviously not in the class of the greatest MLB players, Enrique’s height of 1.80 meters (5 feet 11 inches) and his weight of 77 kilograms did not pose a major threat to his professional career. Although he is far from the standard MLB size, he has fought against several giants and his presence on the field often leads to impressive results for his team.