You will not believe me! Kike Hernández is eligible to play a hypothetical Cuba in the WBC – Complete Swing

By Jesus Alain Fernández

The 2021 postseason has been consecrating for the Puerto Rican player Enrique (Kike) Hernández. This time he has done with the Boston Red Sox what he used to do to Los Angeles fans.

The versatile Puerto Rican has finally managed to win a luxury space within the Patirrojos, after an uncertain start in his first season as a player for the East team of the American League. Kike, who also played for the Astros and Marlins at the beginning of his career (2014) became known in the baseball world thanks to his performances as a utility player for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The versatile player has had his best two nights in the final and defining games of the 2017 and 2020 Championship Series. In the first, three home runs and seven RBIs were enough to send the Dodgers to discuss the World Series against the Houston Astros. .

The second, in game seven of the 2020 Championship Series (just before entering free agency) against the Atlanta Braves when after entering the sixth inning he hit a home run to level the actions to three runs in a game. that the Dodgers were losing three touchdowns by two.

The rest of the story is known.

But perhaps what is not so well known is the legal possibility that the player has to be summoned by a hypothetical Cuba team to the World Baseball Classic. The regulations for the tournament, in one of its eligibility clauses, foresees that a player whose parent is or has been a citizen of the country in question is eligible. So, in good Cuban, where does the water enter the coconut?

The mother of Kike and wife of Don Enrique Hernández is a native of the Greater Antilles, which gives the player the possibility of being summoned by Cuba. Mónica González is his name and the Puerto Rican showed it for the first time on his social networks during the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium.

Of course, this possibility is as remote as it is that the player with deep Puerto Rican roots rejects giving himself body and soul to his native Puerto Rico with which he already won the silver medal in that same event held in 2017.

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