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Washington Nationals: Goodbye Yadiel Hernandez, was nice knowing you

Yadiel Hernandez #29 of the Washington Nationals takes a swing during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles on May 22, 2021 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Who doesn’t like cheering for a lifetime minor leaguer who finally breaks into the Majors at the age of 32? From day one, when Yadiel Hernandez was promoted to the Washington Nationals big league roster, we have been ardent supporters of the man who defected from Cuba to follow his dram of playing Major League baseball in America.

In a brief 2020 audition, Hernandez struggled to hit consistently, though left us with a great memory of his first career home run.