Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez is expected to miss six weeks with an oblique injury. Hernandez suffered the injury making a throw on Friday and was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday.
Hernandez, 27, was hitting .277/.336/.399 with five home runs and 14 RBI in 259 plate appearances.
Andres Blanco started Saturday in Hernandez’s place at second base while Howie Kendrick got the last two starts there. The two should continue to share the position over the next six weeks, with Kendrick getting the lion’s share of starts. The Phillies could also promote top prospect Scott Kingery from Double-A Reading, but that seems like more of a long shot.