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Cesar Hernandez | Second Baseman | #16

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 161
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Cesar Hernandez walked twice, scored a run, and drove in a run Friday against the Brewers.
Hernandez drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth inning. He’s 4-for-15 (.267) with four walks, three RBI, and four runs scored over four games since returning from the disabled list. The 27-year-old could be an interesting trade chip leading into the deadline. Jul 21 - 10:36 PM

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Phillies activated 2B Cesar Hernandez from the 10-day disabled list.

Hernandez, out since June 10 with a strained left oblique, went 1-for-7 with nine walks over four rehab game with High-A Clearwater. The 27-year-old has had an underwhelming year, but he could be a trade candidate this month.
Jul 17 - 2:58 PM

Cesar Hernandez (oblique) is set to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Hernandez made it through his final minor league rehab game on Sunday without issuing, going 1-for-1 and drawing six walks for High-A Clearwater. He has been on the shelf since June 10 due to the oblique issue.
Jul 16 - 9:30 PM

Cesar Hernandez (oblique) could be activated from the disabled list Monday.

It sounds like he'll probably replace Aaron Altherr (hamstring) on the roster. Hernandez has been sidelined since mid-June with a strained left oblique but has played three rehab games without any apparent issues.
Jul 16 - 12:09 PM

Cesar Hernandez (oblique) is on track to return to the Phillies' next week.

The exact date of his return is yet to be determined, but it looks like it'll be early in the week. Prior to suffering his oblique injury, he was hitting .277/.336/.399 with five homers and six swipes in 58 games.
Jul 14 - 7:37 PM

Cesar Hernandez (oblique) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Clearwater.

Hernandez is finally ready for live action again after sitting out the last month due to a left oblique strain. The 27-year-old second baseman hit the disabled list June 10, having registered a .277/.336/.399 batting line with five home runs and six stolen bases over his first 58 games this season for the Phillies. He should return to their active major league roster early next week.
Jul 12 - 9:38 AM

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Tuesday that Cesar Hernandez (oblique) will miss approximately six weeks.

Hernandez landed on the disabled list Sunday after being diagnosed with a left oblique strain. This latest update means the second baseman will remain sidelined through the All-Star break and possibly into August.
Jun 13 - 4:23 PM

Phillies placed 2B Cesar Hernandez on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 10, with a left oblique strain.

Hernandez suffered the injury on Friday while making a throw. It should knock him out until late June. Howie Kendrick will play second base while Hernandez is on the shelf, and Michael Saunders should receive regular at-bats again.
Jun 11 - 11:18 AM

According to Todd Zolecki of, the Phillies haven't ruled out placing Cesar Hernandez (side) on the 10-day disabled list.

DL stints are on the rise now that the minimum stint has been reduced from 15 days to just 10, so shutting Hernandez down for a week and a half might end up being the Phillies' best option. "We'll see," said Hernandez, who suffered a left abdominal injury while throwing in Friday's loss to the Cardinals. Hernandez has hit .277 with five homers, 14 RBI and six steals over 58 games this year.
Jun 10 - 9:58 PM

Cesar Hernandez is out of the Phillies' lineup on Saturday due to discomfort in his side.

Hernandez felt a tweak while making a throw on Friday night and the Phillies are trying to play it safe. Andres Blanco will start at second base and bat sixth Saturday afternoon against Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez.
Jun 10 - 12:59 PM

Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-4 and smacked a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Reds.

His first-inning longball off starter Bronson Arroyo was the first of three solo dingers the Phillies would launch against Arroyo in the game. Hernandez has a .293 batting average with five home runs and 12 RBI. His 35 runs scored rank seventh in the majors.
May 27 - 7:32 PM

Cesar Hernandez (groin) returned to the Phillies' starting lineup on Saturday.

Hernandez sat out Friday's game due to a minor groin injury, but he's right back in there and atop the Phillies' lineup for Saturday's showdown against Bronson Arroyo and the Reds.
May 27 - 12:58 PM

Cesar Hernandez is not in the Phillies' lineup Friday due to a slight groin injury.

It's something that's been bothering him a bit of late, although it sounds like he'll probably be back in there Saturday. Andres Blanco is handling second base Friday.
May 26 - 4:27 PM

Cesar Hernandez went 0-for-4 in the loss to the Rockies on Monday.

Pete Mackanin has been doing a lot of lineup rearranging lately, but one thing he hasn't tried is taking Hernandez out of the leadoff spot. Hernandez has cooled off after a strong April, but he still seems like the right choice at the top now, even if he has hit .193 in his last 15 games.
May 22 - 10:44 PM

Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-4 and scored a pair of runs in a loss to the Pirates on Saturday.

He singled and scored in the first inning. He beat out a bunt single to lead off the eighth frame and came around to score another run. Hernandez has been a run-scoring machine this year, crossing the plate 33 times in 40 games. Only four players have scored more. He owns a .303 batting average with four homers, 11 RBI and six stolen bases in 183 plate appearances.
May 20 - 7:20 PM

Depth Charts

C1Cameron Rupp
2Andrew Knapp
1B1Tommy Joseph
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Howie Kendrick
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Nick Williams
2Daniel Nava
3Cameron Perkins
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Aaron Nola
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Nick Pivetta
6Clay Buchholz
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Neris
2Pat Neshek
3Joaquin Benoit
4Adam Morgan
5Casey Fien
6Ricardo Pinto
7Luis Garcia
8Hoby Milner