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Phillies activate Cesar Hernandez from 10-day disabled list

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 18: Philadelphia Phillies Second base Cesar Hernandez (16) returns to the dugout after an at-bat during the game between the Texas Rangers and the Philadelphia Phillies on May 18, 2017, at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire)
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The Philadelphia Phillies have officially activated second baseman Cesar Hernandez from their 10-day disabled list, the club announced on Monday afternoon. However, the Phillies have also been forced to place outfielder Aaron Altherr on the same list.

It is also worth noting that Altherr has been hindered by what has been diagnosed as a strained right hamstring.

The 27-year-old middle infielder is currently in the midst of his fifth season of major league action overall, all of which has been spent in the “City of Brotherly Love.” Over the course of his 58 regular-season appearances and 238 at-bats thus far into 2017, Hernandez is now batting .277 with five home runs and 14 RBIs alongside a .336 on-base percentage.

For his big league career as a whole, the veteran second baseman has compiled a .280 batting average with 13 home runs, 102 RBIs and a .348 on-base percentage to his credit. As it stands today, Hernandez has made 440 regular-season appearances en route to 1,425 at-bats atop the highest level.

On the other hand, the 26-year-old Altherr has also spent his entire four-year major league career as a member of the Phillies. Making 79 regular-season appearances himself this time around, he is now batting .288 with 14 home runs, 44 RBIs and a .359 on-base percentage. As a result of his big league tenure, Altherr has already made 177 regular-season appearances while accumulating 611 at-bats in all. He is batting .247 with 23 home runs and 89 RBIs in addition to a .333 on-base percentage as a major league outfielder.

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