Red Sox infielder Marco Hernandez has again required season-ending surgery on his left shoulder, the team announced today. The team described the procedure as an anterior stability revision.
It’s a disappointing outcome for the 25-year-old, who missed the bulk of the 2017 season after it was determined that he needed to go under the knife. He also had another procedure this spring. Clearly, he has not responded as hoped since that time.
Hernandez had reached the majors in 2016 and opened the ensuing season on the MLB roster. Through 116 total plate appearances at the game’s highest level, he owns a .284/.328/.349 batting line with one home run and one steal.
Martinez has shown a bit of pop in the upper minors, providing hope that he could turn into a solid hitter who is capable of lining up at short, second, and third. First, though, he’ll have to get his shoulder joint back to full function.