Marco Hernandez

Position: INF
Born: 9/6/1992
Height: 6'0
Weight: 170
B/T: L/R
Acquired: Via trade with CHC as the player to be named later for LHP Felix Doubront December 15, 2014 (BOS). Originally signed by the Cubs as an international free agent (Dominican Republic) July 17, 2009.

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2015 SEASON STATS: Combined to hit .305 with nine homers, 53 RBIs and 30 doubles between Portland (Double-A) and Pawtucket (Triple-A), posting a .454 slugging percentage. He hit .326 in 68 games at Portland and .271 in 46 games at Pawtucket.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Pawtucket April 15 when OF Rusney Castillo was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 4/17/2016

Debut Details
April 17, in a 5-3 loss to the Blue Jays. The starting second baseman, he batted ninth and went 1-for-2 with a run scored, a walk and a stolen base. Hernandez drew a walk in his first plate appearance in the third inning. In his second at-bat, he singled to left field, stole second, advanced to third on a throwing error, and scored on Mookie Betts’ RBI single. On defense, he also started a 4-6-3 double play.

Player Notes
Hernandez, who plays both middle-infield positions as well as third base, led the Red Sox’ farm system in SLG in 2015 in his first go-round with the organization after coming over in an off-season trade, and was named the Eastern League All-Star Game’s Top Star when that contest was played at his home stadium in Portland, Maine, before being promoted to the PawSox. He came off a fine campaign at Daytona (High A) in 2014 with the Cubs where he hit .270 with three homers, 55 RBIs and 22 steals. A solid enough defender at all three of his positions, he profiles best at second base which is where he made his big league debut, but may fit best as a utility player.