Hernandez started at second base, batted second, and went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Friday's 6-4 win over Cleveland.
Hernandez made his first start for the White Sox, who acquired him Thursday, facing his former teammates. He's expected to serve as the primary second baseman over the final months of the season.
Hernandez was traded from Cleveland to the White Sox in exchange for left-hander Konnor Pilkington on Thursday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Hernandez has served as Cleveland's starting second baseman, and he's recorded a career-high 18 home runs while slashing .231/.307/.431 with 60 runs and 47 RBI in 2021. Hernandez has a $6 million club option for 2022, and he should take over as the White Sox's primary option at the keystone.
Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, a double and three RBI Wednesday against St. Louis.
Hernandez took Kwang Hyun Kim yard in the third inning to record his 18th homer of the season. He now has three home runs in his last seven starts, continuing an uncharacteristic power surge that has lasted for much of the campaign. For the season, Hernandez has maintained a .231/.307/.431 line across 421 plate appearances.
Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Sunday's 3-2 win over Tampa Bay.
Hernandez led off the bottom of the first inning with a game-tying homer. The second baseman has a career-high 17 long balls this season, including five in 19 July games. He's added a .227/.303/.419 slash line with 44 RBI and 59 runs scored. The 31-year-old has mainly served as the leadoff hitter this season, but Bradley Zimmer has recently seen time atop the order as well.
Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and two RBI in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Astros.
Hernandez hit a double off Lance McCullers in the third inning, scoring Yu Chang for the first run of the game. Later in the seventh frame, he slammed what ended up being the game-winning home run off Austin Pruitt. The 31-year-old has two long balls and eight RBI over his last six games. He did not strike out Wednesday, breaking a streak of 14 games where he struck out at least once. On the season, he is slashing .226/.302/.418 with 16 homers, 43 RBI and 55 runs scored in 393 plate appearances.
Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Tuesday's 9-3 loss to the Astros.
Hernandez picked up his lone hit of the night late in the game when he doubled home two runs in the eighth. The 31-year-old has tallied at least one hit in six of his last seven games and 11 of 14 games he's played in this month. For the year, Hernandez is slashing .223/.298/.406 with 15 homers, 41 RBI, 54 runs scored and a 35:89 BB:K over 389 plate appearances. He's on track for the lowest batting average of his career, largely due to the fact that he's striking out 22.9 percent of the time and has a .255 BABIP.
Hernandez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics.
Hernandez will head to the bench for only the third time this season. Ernie Clement will pick up a rare start at the keystone in place of Hernandez, who is off to a .234/.308/.489 start to July.
Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run in Saturday's win over the Royals.
Hernandez has been seeing the ball well of late and made his presence felt in the fourth inning with a three-run shot off Mike Minor, his 15th long ball of the campaign. The slugger has already gone yard three times this month.
Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 4-3 extra-inning loss to Houston.
Hernandez hit his third homer in six games to tie the score at 3-3 in the eighth inning. In that span, he's added a double, five RBI and three runs scored. The second baseman has shown decent power with 14 long balls and a .408 slugging percentage, but he's hitting just .220 with 34 RBI and 49 runs scored through 79 contests overall. He could be due for some positive regression, as his .245 BABIP is 68 points below his previous worst season in the metric.
Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and a double in Friday's 6-3 loss to Houston. He was also hit by a pitch.
The second baseman has gone 7-for-20 (.350) with a pair of homers, five RBI and four runs scored in his last five games. Hernandez is up to 13 long balls, 33 RBI and 48 runs scored through 338 plate appearances. He's slashing .222/.302/.404 as Cleveland's main leadoff hitter.
Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader versus the Tigers.
Hernandez slugged a solo homer to right field in the third inning of Game 1 of the twin bill, but that was the extent of his offensive output on the day aside from a harmless single in Game 2. He finished June with a .233/.293/.422 slash line, four homers and 13 RBI over the course of the month.
Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 13-5 win over the Tigers.
This marks his second three-hit performance this month and his fifth overall of the year. Hernandez scored in the first after leading off the inning with a single, and he roped an RBI double and scored again in the fourth. The 31-year-old is slashing .220/.299/.387 with 11 homers, 29 RBI, 46 runs scored and a 31:70 BB:K over 321 plate appearances. Despite all the homers, he's on pace for the worst triple-slash line of his career and hasn't recorded a stolen base since 2019 after he averaged 17.5 steals in a season from 2015-2018.
Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI in Friday's 11-10 loss to the Pirates.
The second baseman keyed a late surge by Cleveland as it tried to climb out of an 11-1 hole, but his three-run shot in the seventh inning off Sam Howard was the only one of the team's 12 hits to go for extra bases on the night. Hernandez has picked up the pace in June, slashing .260/.345/.500 through 13 games with three of his 11 homers on the year and 11 of his 28 RBI.
Hernandez isn't starting Thursday's game against the Orioles.
Hernandez will get a breather after he went 3-for-10 with a triple, five runs and two RBI across the last three games. Ernie Clement will start at second base and bat ninth.
Hernandez went 1-for-3 with a triple, two RBI, a run scored and one walk Wednesday against Baltimore.
Hernandez delivered a two-RBI triple in the sixth inning to put Cleveland up three. He's in the midst of a modest three-game hitting streak, but he has scored five runs in that span. Overall, Hernandez has managed a .217/.305/.390 line with 42 runs scored and 23 RBI across 282 plate appearances.
Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two total runs scored in Saturday's 5-4 extra-inning win over Seattle.
Hernandez sparked Cleveland's late rally, getting his team on the board with an eighth-inning solo shot. In the 10th, he scored the game-winning run on an error. The second baseman is slashing just .217/.299/.391 with 10 homers, 21 RBI and 37 runs scored through 264 plate appearances. Those certainly aren't standard numbers for a leadoff hitter, but that's the role he fills for Cleveland.
Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's 10-4 win over the Orioles.
He led off the game by taking John Means (shoulder) deep on a 3-2 pitch, setting the tone for a big performance by the Cleveland offense. Hernandez has picked up his pace at the plate over the last month, batting .255 (28-for-110) through his last 27 games with seven of his nine homers on the year, 14 RBI and 16 runs.
Hernandez went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in a Game 1 loss during Monday's doubleheader against the White Sox.
Hernandez took Carlos Rodon deep in his first two at-bats, including a 373-foot blast on Rodon's first pitch of the contest. The 31-year-old infielder is up to eight homers this season and seven in May. He's slashing .219/.305/.388 with 30 runs scored.
Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Tuesday's victory over Detroit.
Batting leadoff, Hernandez got the scoring started by taking Tarik Skubal deep in the first inning. It was the sixth long ball of the season for the 31-year-old, who has been heating up in May, raising his season slash line to .223/.315/.380.
Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a pair of walks and three runs scored in Sunday's 8-5 extra-inning loss to Minnesota.
Hernandez has bounced back in May after a slow start to the season. He has seven multi-hit efforts in his last 19 games, and he's only been held without a hit four times in that span. The second baseman remains a near-everyday leadoff hitter for Cleveland. He's racked up five home runs, 13 RBI and 24 runs scored in 43 contests this season.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/30||vs CLE||W 6-4||5||1||2||0||0||0||0|
|06/01||vs CHW||W 6-5||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/31||vs CHW||W 3-1||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/31||vs CHW||L 6-8||4||2||2||2||2||0||0|
|05/02||@ CHW||W 5-0||5||2||2||1||1||0||0|
|04/30||@ CHW||W 5-3||3||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|04/20||vs CHW||L 5-8||4||0||1||0||1||1||0|
|More Batting Stats|
|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2012||AAA-Lehigh Valley Ironpi||30||121||13||30||4||1||0||6||4||11||5||3||.248||.270||.297|
|2013||AA-Reading Fightin Phil||3||10||2||5||1||0||0||3||1||1||1||0||.500||.500||.600|
|2013||AAA-Lehigh Valley Ironpi||104||391||59||121||12||9||2||34||41||81||32||8||.309||.375||.402|
|2014||AA-Reading Fightin Phil||26||103||13||35||4||1||3||14||13||13||1||3||.340||.410||.485|
|2014||AAA-Lehigh Valley Ironpi||40||156||23||40||6||3||0||10||15||34||7||4||.256||.322||.333|