Former Phillie César Hernández has been traded from Cleveland to the Chicago White Sox, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN.
The 31-year-old second baseman has been pretty good for Cleveland this season, slashing .231/.307/.431 with 18 home runs and 47 RBIs. His previous career high in home runs was 15 back in 2018. Cleveland will receive Double-A left hander Konnor Pilkington from the White Sox in exchange for Hernández, per Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.
Hernández was non-tendered by the Phillies following the 2019 season. He was slated to make over $10 million in his final year of arbitration eligibility. At the time, the Phillies preferred to move Scott Kingery back to second base, his natural position. Hernández signed a one year, $6.25 million contract with Cleveland in December 2019 and was re-signed at a rate of $5 million for one year.
Hernández will slot into the White Sox lineup as their everyday second baseman. He has a $6 million club option for 2022.
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