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Sources: Indians Pick Up Second Baseman

According to sources, including ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Cleveland Indians have acquired free agent second baseman Cesar Hernandez.

The 29-year-old Hernandez became a free agent when he wasn’t offered a new contract by the Philadelphia Phillies at the end of this past season.

The deal with the Indians is reported to be a one year contract worth $6.25 million.

Hernandez has been in the Phillies organization his entire professional career, and a starter for their big league club since 2015.  He hit for an average of .294 in both 2016 and 2017, and hit a career-high 15 home runs in 2018. Last season, Hernandez hit .279 with 14 home runs and 71 RBI’s in 161 games.


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