Indians Designate Hernandez For Assignment

The Indians have designated Anderson Hernandez for assignment, according to Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com (via Twitter).  The move was made in order to clear a spot for 22-year-old right-handed pitcher Jeanmar Gomez.

The switch-hitting infielder struggled at the plate with Cleveland this season, hitting .246/.270/.295 in 63 plate appearances.  This marks the second time this season that Hernandez has been DFA'd by the Tribe.  Cleveland designated the 27-year-old for assignment in April, though he cleared waivers almost a week later.

Hernandez will report to Triple-A if he clears waivers, tweets Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer.


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