On May 8, 1963, the Detroit Tigers traded Chico Fernandez to the Milwaukee Braves who then turned around and traded him to the Mets in exchange for Larry Foss. Fernandez made his Met debut on May 11 when he pinch hit for Al Moran, he struck out. Fernandez finished out the season with the Mets playing shortstop, third and second base. He appeared in 58 games and batted just .200 with 1 home run and 9 RBIs. His only home run was hit on May 16 against the San Francisco Giants.
The Mets traded Fernandez to the Chicago White Sox on April 23, 1964 in exchange for Charley Smith.
While with the Mets Fernandez wore number 7.
Chico Fernandez also played for the following teams:
Brooklyn Dodgers – 1956
Philadelphia Phillies – 1957-1959
Detroit Tigers – 1960-1963