No business in front of sluggish… Infielder from GG goes to DET with minor contract

Gold Glove (GG) second baseman Cesar Hernandez (33) wears a Detroit uniform.

John Heyman of the New York Post reported on the 27th (Korean time) that Hernandez has signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers. Hernandez will be invited to the big league spring camp and compete to enter the roster.

Hernandez from Venezuela has a batting average of 0.267 with 71 homers and 369 RBIs in his 10 years of big league career. He also won the 2020 American League Gold Glove for second baseman playing for the Cleveland Indians (now the Cleveland Guardians). In 2021, he appeared in 149 games for the Cleveland and Chicago White Sox, batting .232 with 21 home runs and 62 RBI. Although he does not have a high batting average or on-base percentage, he is evaluated as an infielder with one-hit power. 메이저놀이터

Hernandez was extremely underperforming with the Washington Nationals last year. In 147 games, he had a batting average of .248 with one home run and 34 RBIs. He had a combined OPS of on-base percentage (0.311) and slugging percentage (0.318) of just 0.629. After the season, he was released as a free agent (FA) to seek a new team, but had to settle for a minor league contract as he did not receive a major league offer.

Detroit has Jonathan Scoop as their second base resource. Whether or not Scoop’s position will move to third base has yet to be determined. Depending on how Hernandez performs in spring camp, manager AJ Hinch’s plan may change.

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