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16 Cesar Hernandez 2B
Height/Weight: 5-10/166 | Birthdate: 5/23/1990 | Birthplace: Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Philadelphia | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 28/21
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Phils' Mackanin on Hernandez: 'He's learning, gaining confidence'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Phillies shortstop Cesar Hernandez was a standout player during Sunday's doubleheader against the Nationals.

In the first game, he went 2 for 4 with two stolen bases before going 4 for 4 with one stolen base in the second game. All six of his hits were singles.

Hernandez has been on a nice run offensively, batting .365 in his last 14 games (12 starts). His batting average has increased from .217 to .271 in that span.

Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin said Hernandez's recent hot streak has to due with increased playing time, as he has emerged as the starting second baseman with Chase Utley on the disabled list.

"One of our concerns in spring training was it would behoove him to play and we'd like to see him play a lot but as a part-time player, I don't think at this stage of his career he's really ready to be a part-time player," Mackanin said, per MLB.com. "But he certainly looks like he's got a chance to be an everyday player. He's learning and gaining confidence."


Phillies 2B Cesar Hernandez extends hot streak with four hits


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez went a perfect 4 for 4 in his team's win over the Nationals on Sunday.

Hernandez is hitting .440 with 11 hits, three doubles and five RBI in his last six games.


Phillies' Cesar Hernandez with three hits on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) Phillies infielder Cesar Hernandez had a nice night at the plate on Tuesday, and he may see an increase in opportunities for the near future.

Starting at second base on Tuesday, Hernandez had three hits in four at-bats, including his ninth double of the year. It was his first three-hit performance of the season.

He also drove in a run and scored twice in the 11-6 victory over the Yankees. Now with 15 RBI on the season, Hernandez has already established a new career-high. 

Hernandez will likely see more playing time, now that second baseman Chase Utley has landed on the disabled list with an ankle injury. On the season, Hernandez is batting .248, while his career average sits at a .258 clip. 


Chase Utley is Phillies DH, Cesar Hernandez at second


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley gets a rare break from the field in Monday's interleague game at New York. 

Utley will play designated hitter, the second time this year and fifth time in his career that he's been a DH. 

Replacing Utley at second base is Cesar Hernandez, who will get his 14th start at the position and third in the last four games. 


Cesar Hernandez ends extra base drought for Phillies


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez had the team's only extra base hit of the game in Monday's shutout loss to Baltimore. 

Hernandez went 2 for 4 with a double, his sixth. It was his first extra base hit since May 30, snapping an eight-game drought. Prior to Monday, Hernandez had just one extra base hit in the last 13 games. 


Scuffling Phillies SS Freddy Galvis grabbing some pine Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Slumping Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis is out of the lineup Friday night against San Francisco for the second time in five games. Cesar Hernandez is set to start instead.

Galvis has been hitless since May 26. His 0-for-25 slide has dropped his average from .311 to .269, its lowest point since April 9.


Phillies' Cesar Hernandez knocks pinch-hit home run on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/30/2015) Phillies infielder Cesar Hernandez launched a pinch-hit, three-run home run on Saturday, but it was not enough as the Rockies won by a score of 5-2. Hernandez came on in the eighth inning to pinch-hit for the pitcher, and took the Rockies' Rafael Betancourt deep for his first home run of the season.

His solo shot on Saturday was his first home run in over a year, as his last home run came on May 17, 2014. In limited playing time this season, Hernandez is hitting .250 over 78 at-bats.


Phillies rest Ryan Howard, Chase Utley against left-hander


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and second baseman Chase Utley are out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game. 

Both starters were rested against a left-handed pitcher. Howard is replaced in the lineup by Darin Ruf, who gets his seventh start at the position. He'll bat third. 

Utley is replaced by Cesar Hernandez, who starts at second for the first time in 15 games. He'll bat sixth. 

Carlos Ruiz also gets Sunday off. Replacing him at catcher is Cameron Rupp, who gets his 14th start of the year. He'll bat eighth.


Phillies' Cesar Hernandez draws start at 3B Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Phillies infielder Cesar Hernandez is starting at third base and batting sixth in Tuesday's game against the Pirates.

It's the third start of the season at the hot corner for Hernandez, who is keeping the position warm for the expected promotion of Maikel Franco this weekend. The team's regular third baseman this season has been Cody Asche, but he's been sent to Triple-A to transition to left field. Hernandez has hit .250/.383/.271 with five RBI in 48 at-bats.

The Phillies are home underdogs (+145) against the Pirates, per VegasInsider.com.


Chase Utley, Cody Asche out of Phillies' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Two infield regulars are out of the Phillies' lineup for Saturday's game. 

Slumping second baseman Chase Utley will sit out for the third time in the last four games. Cesar Hernandez takes his place. 

Third baseman Cody Asche also goes to the bench, replaced by Andres Blanco.


Phillies' Cesar Hernandez reaches four times Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Phillies infielder Cesar Hernandez went 1 for 2 with three walks and one RBI in his team's 5-2 win over the Braves Monday.

Hernandez was making just his second start of the season at third base Monday and managed to be a frequent presence on the bases in his team's win, though he wasn't able to score one day after picking up two runs. He has hit .216/.348/.243 with four RBI and six runs scored in 37 at-bats.


Phillies' Cody Asche out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Phillies third basemanb Cody Asche is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves.

Asche has started 13 straight games at the hot corner but will get a break from starting in Sunday's series finale. Cesar Hernandez will make the start at third basem and bat sixth against the Braves.

The Phillies are favorites (-115) at home Sunday.


Howard, Utley, Galvis, Ruiz absent from Phillies lineup Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg chose to rest four of his starters for Thursday's day game against the Marlins.

First baseman Ryan Howard, second baseman Chase Utley, shortstop Freddy Galvis and catcher Carlos Ruiz were all held out of the starting lineup. Darin Ruf started at first base, Cesar Hernandez started at second base, Andres Blanco started at shortstop and Cameron Rupp started at catcher.

Ruiz (.184), Howard (.196) and Utley (.120) are all batting below the Mendoza Line (.200). Galvis is batting .300 (15 for 50) with one double, one triple, one home run and eight RBI through 14 games.


Phillies' Chase Utley out of lineup Sunday vs. Nationals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals.

It's the second day off this season for Utley, who has started six straight games but has hit just .119/.170/.262 in 42 at-bats this April and is 0 for 17 in his last four games. Cesar Hernandez will start at second base in his place.

Left fielder Ben Revere is back in the starting lineup after three straight games on the bench. He went 1 for 1 with a double, a stolen base and two runs scored Saturday after entering the game as a pinch runner in the seventh inning.

The Phillies are massive underdogs (+200) against the Nationals Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Phillies' Chase Utley, Carlos Ruiz out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley and catcher Carlos Ruiz are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals.

With Utley on the bench, third baseman Cody Asche, who didn't start Saturday's game, slides into the third spot in the lineup. Second baseman Cesar Hernandez and catcher Cameron Rupp will start Sunday and hit in the bottom third of the order.

The Phillies are heavy home underdogs (+180) against the Nationals Sunday.


Cesar Hernandez provides big hit for Phillies


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Cesar Hernandez had a two-run pinch hit single to give the Phillies the lead in a 4-1 win over the Nationals on Friday. 

Hernandez got the call with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the seventh. Facing reliever Xavier Cedeno, who had just come in for starter Gio Gonzalez, Hernandez lined the first pitch he saw to right field, scoring two and putting the Phillies on top 2-1. 

"I know , he throws a lot of sliders," Hernandez said, per Philly.com. "That's why I was ready for the fastball, one that I could hit."

Hernandez is hitting .333 on the season. 


Phelps pushing Hernandez for bench spot with Phillies


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Phillies infielder Cord Phelps entered play Tuesday batting .345 (10 for 29) with one double, one home run, five RBI, seven walks, four strikeouts and a .955 OPS in 12 spring games.

Thanks to a strong spring performance, he is pushing Cesar Hernandez for a spot on the Phillies' bench as a utility player.

"You want to show what you can do and try to take advantage of every opportunity," Phelps said, per MLB.com. "That's just good preparation for the season, because you never know how things are going to play out. That's a skill we try to develop. Maybe you don't know when you're going to get in there, but when you do, you try to perform at your highest level. I feel like I'm having good at-bats. I feel like I'm putting balls in play with hard contact."


Phillies' Cesar Hernandez has good chance to make team


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Phillies infielder Cesar Hernandez has a good shot at making the team's opening-day roster, MLB.com reports.

Hernandez is out of options and the team wants to keep him in the organization. He also has the ability to play second base, which is needed with Chase Utley nursing a sprained right ankle, and can play some at third base and shortstop.

"The way that he's playing, he's making a good case to be part of the plan and part of the puzzle," manager Ryne Sandberg said.

Hernandez is just 2 for 16 this spring but has drawn two walks and stolen one base.

"No pressure," Hernandez said. "I'm just playing my type of baseball, which is bunting, moving runners over, playing good defense and getting a clutch hit when I can."


Phillies announce September roster moves


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) The Phillies announced their September callups on Monday.

Before announcing the moves, Philadelphia transferred pitcher Cliff Lee to the 60-day DL to create room on the 40-man roster. The team recalled infielder Cesar Hernandez, catcher Cameron Rupp and right-handed pitchers Luis Garcia and Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Additionally, the team purchased the contracts of infielder Maikel Franco and outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr.. Right-hander Mike Adams was also activated off the disabled list.


Cliff Lee's activation off DL among Phillies roster moves


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) The Phillies made a slew of roster moves before Monday's game against the Giants, which included activating starting pitcher Cliff Lee (elbow) off the 60-day disabled list.

The Phillies also activated infielder Reid Brignac (ankle) and catcher Wil Nieves (quadriceps) from the 15-day disabled list.

Outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. was designated for assignment, while infielder Cesar Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Catcher Koyie Hill was outrighted off the roster.


Reid Brignac in, Cesar Hernandez out of Phillies lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) The Phillies have benched Cesar Hernandez and placed Reid Brignac in the Friday lineup at third base against the Mets.

Hernandez has just two hits in his last 25 at-bats as the replacement for the injured Cody Asche. Brignac has yet to start a game since his promotion on May 9.


Cesar Hernandez back with Phillies


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) The Phillies recalled infielder Cesar Hernandez from Double-A Reading prior to Tuesday's game against the Angels. Hernandez hit .231 (3 for 13) with one walk and five strikeouts in six games earlier this season for Philadelphia.

Cesar Hernandez sent down to Double-A


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) The Phillies have optioned infielder Cesar Hernandez to Double-A Reading on Friday. He batted .231 in six games this season for Philadelphia.

Battle for backup infielder role for Phillies down to two players


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) The Phillies announced Tuesday they released veteran infielder Ronny Cedeno, which means the battle for the backup middle infielder spot on the bench is down to Cesar Hernandez and Reid Brignac.

Phillies recall Cesar Hernandez


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) The Phillies have recalled infielder Cesar Hernandez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, MLB.com reports. Hernandez, 23, owns a .309/.375/.402 line in 104 games for Lehigh Valley and has the ability to play center field as well as the middle infield positions.