Phillies recall Cesar Hernandez, Michael Martinez

Phillies recall Cesar Hernandez, Michael Martinez

September 1, 2013, 10:00 am
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Cesar Hernandez, left, and Michael Martinez, right, have both spent time with the Phillies this season. (AP)

After trading two infielders on Saturday, the Phillies have recalled Cesar Hernandez and Michael Martinez from Triple A Lehigh Valley.

Hernandez and Martinez will take the place of Michael Young and John McDonald on the Phils' 25-man roster.

Young, who hit .276 with eight homers and 42 RBIs in 126 games for the Phils, was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for minor-league pitcher Rob Rasmussen on Saturday night (see story).

Earlier on Saturday, McDonald, a utility infielder, was dealt to the Boston Red Sox. In return, the Phils received minor-league pitcher Nefi Ogando (see story).

Both Hernandez and Martinez have spent time with the Phils this season.

Hernandez has appeared in nine major-league games in 2013, going 7 for 28 at the plate (.250) with one RBI and two runs scored.

In 21 games for the Phils this season, Martinez is just 5 for 30 (.167) with two RBIs and four runs scored.

Both players will be available to play in Sunday's series finale against the Chicago Cubs.

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