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Today's Lineup: Cesar Hernandez (groin) Returns



    Today's Lineup: Cesar Hernandez (groin) Returns
    Today's Lineup: Cesar Hernandez (groin) returns

    Cesar Hernandez returns to the Phillies' punchless lineup on Saturday afternoon against the Reds (4 p.m./TCN).

    Hernandez, who missed Friday night's 5-2 loss with a groin injury, is back at second base and leading off. Hernandez has led off in all 44 games he's started this season. The fifth-year pro has struggled after getting off to a torrid start. He's hitting just .185 (10 for 54) over his last 14 games.

    After bouncing around the lineup, centerfielder Odubel Herrera returns to his customary spot in the two-hole. Herrera's season is a microcosm of the Phils' woeful offense. An All-Star in 2016, Herrera is hitting just .227 this season. Manager Pete Mackanin hopes the Venezuelan will hit his way out of it soon (see story).

    Here is the rest of today's lineup:
    1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
    2. Odubel Herrera, CF
    3. Aaron Altherr, LF
    4. Tommy Joseph, 1B
    5. Michael Saunders, RF
    6. Maikel Franco, 3B
    7. Cameron Rupp, C
    8. Freddy Galvis, SS
    9. Jerad Eickhoff, P