CLEVELAND, Ohio – It’s a deal done.
Second baseman Cesar Hernandez passed his physical test in Cleveland on Friday, making his one-year $ 5 million deal official. The deal includes a $ 6 million club option.
The 30-year-old Hernandez has had a gold glove season with the Indians. After the year he became a free agent and reached an agreement with the Indians earlier that week until a physical exam was completed. He scored a 1.8 bWAR, which was the fourth highest on the team behind Shane Bieber, José Ramίrez and Zach Plesac.
In 58 games he scored with three home runs, 20 RBI and 35 runs scored .283 (66 for 233). He led the American League with 20 doubles.
Defensively, the Venezuelan native took second place among the AL second bases in saved defensive runs (6) and overall chances (210) on the way to the first gold glove by a second Indian base man since Roberto Alomar in 2001.
The 40-man squad consists of 39 players.
New Indian face masks for sale: Here, you can purchase Cleveland Indian-themed face covers for protection against coronavirus, including a single mask ($ 14.99) and a 3-pack ($ 24.99). All MLB proceeds are donated to charity.
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