Hernandez agreed to a deal to return to Cleveland on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The deal is expected to be for one year with a club option for a second, with the exact financial terms not yet revealed. Hernandez was a useful player in his first year in Cleveland last season, hitting .283/.355/.408, though he managed just a modest three homers and didn't attempt a single steal. Heading into his age-31 season, his running game is unlikely to come roaring back, but he should remain a solid contact hitter for at least a few more years. He'll presumably be stepping back into his role as the team's primary second baseman, though Cleveland did acquire both Amed Rosario and Andres Gimenez in the Francisco Lindor trade, which potentially crowds its middle infield.