Los Angeles Times

Dylan Hernandez

Writer

Dylan Hernandez is the Dodgers beat writer for the Los Angeles Times. He started covering the team in 2007. Before that, he worked at the San Jose Mercury News, covering everything from baseball to soccer. Hernandez grew up in South Pasadena and graduated from UCLA in 2002. 

Recent Articles

  • Dodgers and Julio Urias' agent agree on kid gloves approach; so what's his angle?

    Dodgers and Julio Urias' agent agree on kid gloves approach; so what's his angle?

    As speculation continues to mount about when the Dodgers will promote Julio Urias to the major leagues, an unlikely figure is calling for patience: Urias’ agent. Scott Boras has no complaints about the measured approach the Dodgers are taking with his 19-year-old client. He applauds what they’re...

  • Venezuelan players on the Angels try not to focus on the chaos in their homeland

    Venezuelan players on the Angels try not to focus on the chaos in their homeland

    Rafael Ortega waited a lifetime for this opportunity, to be in the Angels lineup on nearly a daily basis alongside the likes of Mike Trout and Albert Pujols. Ortega, a 24-year-old outfielder, had played in only two major league games before this season. Promoted from triple A as a temporary replacement...

  • Julio Urias' time will come but Dodgers must give him chance to develop

    Julio Urias' time will come but Dodgers must give him chance to develop

    In the Dodgers clubhouse on a recent afternoon, one of the team's veteran players had a question. When is Julio Urias coming up? It's only natural to wonder. What Clayton Kershaw is doing in the major leagues, Urias is doing at triple-A Oklahoma City, his 1.25 earned-run average through seven games...

  • It's Clayton Kershaw or bust for the Dodgers this season

    It's Clayton Kershaw or bust for the Dodgers this season

    Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts laughed nervously when asked where his team would be without Clayton Kershaw. "That's cold sweats," Roberts said. "I don't go there." There's a reason for that. Once every five days, the Dodgers are nearly unbeatable, as they were Tuesday night, when Kershaw limited...

  • How a good guy like Dee Gordon turned into a villain

    How a good guy like Dee Gordon turned into a villain

    When Miami Marlins Manager Don Mattingly spoke to reporters about Dee Gordon’s 80-game drug suspension for the first time, he didn’t sound irritated, as he often does when questioned about something unpleasant. Mattingly was heartbroken. You could see it in his eyes, hear it in his voice. “I feel...

  • After Dodgers, Don Mattingly finds joy as manager of the Miami Marlins

    After Dodgers, Don Mattingly finds joy as manager of the Miami Marlins

    When Don Mattingly started to appear on television in a Miami Marlins cap over the winter, something about him was noticeably different. His smile didn't feel as if it was forced, as it often did over the five seasons he managed the Dodgers. His body language was more relaxed. He looked genuinely...

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