2B - FA
The White Sox have declined second baseman Cesar Hernandez's club option for 2022. If exercised, the option would have paid him $6 million.
Picked up in an inter-division deal at the 2021 trade deadline, Hernandez swatted 21 homers this past season but reached base in just 29.7 percent of at-bats. Additionally, although he did post 7.0 fWAR in the field, he logged a career-low -6.7 fWAR at the plate. Still, he represents an intriguing free agency option for many teams in need of infield help.
Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a double on Thursday, and scored thanks to a single from teammate Jose Abreu.
Hernandez was hitting lead off in this one, as the White Sox continue to tinker with the lineup until star shortstop Tim Anderson returns from the IL. In terms of Hernandez though, he is now hitting .228 on the year with 18 doubles and 76 runs scored.
Cesar Hernandez finished the day 2-for-4, including his 21st home run of the season. He'd also hit a single and later score.
While the batting average has dipped, Hernandez is now up to a career high 21 home runs this season. It's a strange switch up, but certainly a welcome one as a bottom of the order bat.
Cesar Hernandez ended the day 2-for-4, with one of those hits being a solo shot in the eighth inning to make it 3-0. He'd tally another run scored earlier in the game and strikeout once.
Hernandez is having a strange season for his standards. Typically a big average guy, Hernandez is hitting just .240. But he has salvaged his year with respectable power numbers of 20 home runs and 50 RBIs.
Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-3 on Friday, hitting a huge two-run homer in the eighth inning that gave much needed insurance for the White Sox. Hernandez would also draw two walks and strike out once.
Hernandez is hitting just .237 on the year, and in turn got moved to the eight spot in the lineup. He'll hope to continue rolling in game two against the Cubs on Saturday.