Reports: Cleveland Indians agree to re-sign 2B Cesar Hernandez

Sep 30, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Indians second baseman Cesar Hernandez (7) rounds third base while scoring in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Indians have agreed to bring back second baseman Cesar Hernandez on a one-year deal, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.

The deal, worth a reported $5 million with a club option for 2022, is pending a physical. Hernandez signed a one-year deal worth $6.25 million last year.

Hernandez, 30, appeared in 58 games (57 starts) last season, his first in Cleveland, and hit .283/.355/.408, leading the league in doubles with 20. He earned a Gold Glove for the first time in his career.

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Hernandez spent the first seven seasons in Philadelphia and is a career .277/.352/.383 hitter.

The Indians also acquired middle infielders Amed Rosario and Andres Gimenez from the New York Mets in the trade that sent shortstop Francisco Lindor to the Mets.

–Field Level Media