Chicago White Sox: 3 players who definitely won’t be back

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Chicago White Sox, Cesar Hernandez
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Cesar Hernandez. 12. player. 128. . 2B. Chicago White Sox

Cesar Hernandez didn’t really live up to expectations with the Chicago White Sox.

The Chicago White Sox had some interesting things happen to them at the second base position. They started the season with Nick Madrigal who is their former fourth overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. He was a really good contact hitter for them in the nine spot of the lineup but he had a season-ending injury so they traded him away at the trade deadline.

Danny Mendick and Leury Garcia handled that spot until the White Sox acquired Cesar Hernandez from the Cleveland Indians. He was the new everyday second baseman. There was a lot of hype around the trade because of how good he was with the Cleveland Indians leading up to the trade. Unfortunately, he didn’t perform as well with the White Sox.

Hernandez has a team option in 2022 and the White Sox are not expected to pick that up. There are plenty of really good free agents that are out there that can play second base for the White Sox in 2022 and they have the money to spend. There is a really good chance that they find someone that is an upgrade over both Hernandez and Madrigal. As a result, expect Cesar to be on another team.