Detroit Tigers Sign Gold Glove Second Baseman

Headed to Detroit.

The Detroit Tigers have signed second baseman Cesar Hernandez to a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training.

The deal is reportedly worth $1.5 million if he makes the team.

Hernandez has spent the majority of the offseason in free agency and must have realized that he wasn't going to be offered a major league deal. As a result, he took what was offered and has signed a minor-league deal with Detroit where he'll have plenty of opportunity for playing time.

Jonathan Schoop is the regular second baseman for the Tigers, however, he's coming off a brutal season offensively so that could change. Not to mention, Hernandez is an excellent defender, having won a gold glove at second base in 2020 with the Cleveland Guardians.

The Tigers basically have opportunities all over the infield for Hernandez to play, although first base will depend on how Spencer Torkelson performs this spring.

The thirty-two-year-old is coming off a poor 2022 season, where he slashed .248/.311/.318, with one home run, 34 RBIs, 10 stolen bases and 64 runs scored over 147 games with the Washington Nationals.

Hernadez is entering his 11th major league season.
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