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Cesar Hernandez | Second Baseman

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 166
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Cesar Hernandez delivered a go-ahead pinch-hit two-run single in Friday's 4-1 win over the Nationals.
Hernandez came up to hit for Luis Garcia in the bottom of the seventh after Gio Gonzalez loaded the bases before being pulled in favor of Xavier Cedeno. He poked an opposite field single to bring two runs home and put the Phillies ahead for good. The 24-year-old hit .237 with a .571 OPS in 66 games with Philadelphia last season and figures to serve as utility infielder this season. Apr 10 - 10:11 PM

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Cesar Hernandez went 0-for-4 and committed two errors at second base Friday against the Rays.

The versatile Hernandez is out of options, which figured to give him a pretty good chance of making the Phillies as a bench player. He needs to do better than this, though. He's currently 2-for-20 this spring, with one steal and one caught stealing. Last year, he hit .237/.290/.281 in 114 major league at-bats.
Mar 13 - 4:03 PM

Phillies recalled INF Cesar Hernandez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Hernandez will serve as a backup infielder down the stretch. The 24-year-old is a .260/.315/.305 career hitter in the majors and is unlikely to be fantasy relevant this month.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 05:35:00 PM

Phillies optioned INF Cesar Hernandez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Hernandez has been up and down multiple times this year. He's a .260/.315/.305 career hitter in the majors.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 02:39:00 PM

Phillies recalled INF Cesar Hernandez from Double-A Reading.

He'll replace Jayson Nix on the active roster. Hernandez was 3-for-13 (.231) in his first stint with the Phillies this season and will serve as a utility player.
Tue, May 13, 2014 09:29:00 AM

The Phillies are expected to recall Cesar Hernandez from Double-A Reading to replace Jayson Nix on the active roster.

Darin Ruf (oblique) is another option, but he's only four games into his minor league rehab assignment. Hernandez was 3-for-13 (.231) in his first stint with the Phillies this season.
Tue, May 13, 2014 08:59:00 AM

Phillies optioned INF/OF Cesar Hernandez to Double-A Reading.

Hernandez was no longer needed with Freddy Galvis back from the disabled list. He could get another shot later this season.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 02:05:00 PM

Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-4 in a losing effort as the Phillies were shut out in Friday's loss to the Braves.

Hernandez tallied just one of two hits against Braves starter Kris Medlen on the evening, and was erased off the bases when he was caught stealing second. The 23-year-old is trying his best to make a strong impression during his brief audition, hitting .270/.331/.315 with 15 runs scored and nine RBI in 111 at-bats.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 09:58:00 PM

Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a walk against the Padres on Thursday.

Hernandez made his seventh start in center field tonight, matching his total at second base as well. He's yet to play any other position, though the Phillies may want to take a look at him elsewhere given that he figures to be a utilityman next year.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 12:28:00 AM

Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a two-run double against the Nationals on Wednesday.

Batting leadoff, Hernandez swatted a two-run double in the second inning for the only two Phillies runs of the game. The 23-year-old, who was just recalled on Sept. 1, is hitting .256 through 12 games with the big club.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 10:36:00 PM

Phillies recalled INF Cesar Hernandez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The 23-year-old has had a nice showing offensively at Triple-A this season, hitting .309/.375/.402 with a pair of homers, 34 RBI and 32 stolen bases. He also has the ability to play center field and will likely be utilized in a utility role for the remainder of the season.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 10:41:00 AM

The Philadelphia Daily News reports Cesar Hernandez has been demoted to Double-A Reading to get more reps in center field during the All-Star break.

Hernandez has been primarily a second baseman with Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season, but could be an option to replace Ben Revere (foot) in center field. John Mayberry will continue to get the majority of starts for now, though GM Ruben Amaro is expected to add outfield depth before the July 31 trade deadline.
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 12:28:00 PM

Phillies optioned INF Cesar Hernandez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Hernandez had seven hits in 28 at-bats with the big club. The Phillies will make a corresponding move prior to Thursday's game.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 11:21:00 PM

Cesar Hernandez collected three hits, including a double, Saturday against the Brewers.

Hernandez has started three games in four days since being called up, going 5-for-15. He'll probably be sent back to Triple-A once Chase Utley returns, but he has a little NL-only value in the meantime.
Sat, Jun 1, 2013 07:19:00 PM

Phillies recalled INF Cesar Hernandez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Hernandez, 23, was batting .308/.383/.432 with two home runs, 18 RBI, 15 stolen bases and an .815 OPS through 48 games this season in Triple-A. The Phillies could plug him in at second base and use Freddy Galvis in place of Michael Young at third base. With his speed, Hernandez is worth a short-term look in NL-only formats.
Wed, May 29, 2013 01:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Cody Asche
2Cesar Hernandez
LF1Ben Revere
2Grady Sizemore
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Domonic Brown
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Aaron Harang
3Jerome Williams
4David Buchanan
5Chad Billingsley
6Sean O'Sullivan
7Severino Gonzalez
8Cliff Lee
9Jonathan Pettibone
Relief Pitcher
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Ken Giles
3Jake Diekman
4Justin De Fratus
5Jeanmar Gomez
6Mario Hollands
7Luis Garcia
8Dustin McGowan