Detroit Tigers Release Former Gold Glove Second Baseman

The Detroit Tigers have released infielder Cesar Hernandez, who had joined the team as a non-roster invitee during the spring but was unable to secure a spot on the opening roster.

Hernandez, who played in 147 games for the Washington Nationals last year, is now a free agent and will be seeking opportunities in the open market.

However, he may have to start in the minor leagues before returning to the majors.

The 32-year-old had the option to request his release if he was not on the major-league roster, which he exercised on Tuesday.

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.

He won a Gold Glove with the Cleveland Guardians in the 2020 season.

For his career, he holds a .267/.341/.375 triple-slash line, with 71 home runs, 369 RBIs, 91 stolen bases and 590 runs scored across 1,186 games played.

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