The Cleveland Baseball Club has traded the second baseman to the Chicago White Sox.
The first of what should be several trades has taken place for the Cleveland Baseball Club. Cleveland has agreed to terms on a deal that sends Cesar Hernandez to the Chicago White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox are finalizing a deal to acquire second baseman Cesar Hernandez from Cleveland, sources tell ESPN.
White Sox have long been in the market for a second baseman. And now they get one in the 31-year-old Hernandez, who is hitting .231/.307/.431 with 18 homers.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 29, 2021
Cleveland will be receiving Double-A pitcher Konnor Pilkington in exchange for their now former starting second baseman.
The Indians will receive Double-A LHP Konnor Pilkington from the White Sox for Hernandez, per source. He has a 3.48 ERA in 62 IP this season.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 29, 2021
Cesar Hernandez has had a surprising power output for Cleveland this season, with a career-high 18 home runs and 17 doubles. Hernandez has clearly traded batting average for power, which could have helped Cleveland in their trade discussions with the White Sox.
Hernandez has a $6 million club option for next season which is very affordable for what he has done at the plate this season. Chicago could very well pick up the option and keep Hernandez for an extra year.