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Gorkys Hernández

With the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2007
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NameGorkys Hernández

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Gorkys Gustavo Hernández (born September 7, 1987 in Güiria, Venezuela) is a Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization currently assigned to their triple A Indianapolis Indians of the International League.

On November 16, 2007, Hernández was traded by the Detroit Tigers along with pitcher Jair Jurrjens to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for shortstop Edgar Rentería. In his first season in the Tigers' organization as a member of the West Michigan Whitecaps, he was named a Midwest League All-Star and competed in the All-Star Futures Game for the World Team. Hernández was named Midwest League MVP and called the fifth-best prospect in the Atlanta Braves organization by Baseball America.

On June 3, 2009, the Braves traded Hernández along with Charlie Morton and Jeff Locke to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Nate McLouth.

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