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Ramon Hernandez | Catcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (38) / 5/20/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ramon Hernandez has opted out of his contract but will stay with the Royals to work out, reports FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
Hernandez is allowed to sign a big league deal elsewhere and skip town any time he likes, but it seems highly unlikely he'll find one. It's possible he could return to Kansas City on a minor league deal and hang around Triple-A Omaha in case injuries strike. Hernandez, who turns 38 in May, hit .208/.291/.438 over 17 games with the Dodgers last season and also spent some time with the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate. Mar 23 - 3:17 PM

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Ramon Hernandez has yet to catch this spring due to a sore knee.

The veteran has been limited to first base duty so far but is expected to begin catching soon. "We’ll see how he feels," Royals manager Ned Yost said. Hernandez is competing for the backup catcher job and the injury certainly isn't helping his chances.
Mar 16 - 11:03 AM

Royals signed C Ramon Hernandez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Hernandez, who turns 38 in May, hit .208/.291/.438 over 17 games with the Dodgers last season and also spent some time with the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate. He'll have to beat out Brett Hayes for the backup catcher job in Kansas City.
Jan 7 - 11:52 AM

Blue Jays released C Ramon Hernandez.

Hernandez signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays on June 30 and then went 2-for-19 in five games at Triple-A Buffalo. The 37-year-old catcher will presumably try to latch on with a new organization.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 04:55:00 PM

Blue Jays signed C Ramon Hernandez to a minor league contract, assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

Hernandez had been released by the Dodgers last week. He'll provide some nice depth in the minors for the Jays.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 12:40:00 PM

Dodgers released C Ramon Hernandez.

Hernandez was designated for assignment by the Dodgers last week with a .208/.291/.438 batting line. Veteran catchers are always in demand, so this likely isn't the last we've heard from the 37-year-old.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 06:22:00 PM

Dodgers designated C Ramon Hernandez for assignment.

The Dodgers have chosen to keep Tim Federowicz around as A.J. Ellis' backup instead. Hernandez has batted only .208/.291/.438 with three homers this season but shouldn't have trouble catching on elsewhere.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 03:51:00 PM

Ramon Hernandez homered, doubled and walked against the Angels on Thursday.

The Dodgers called up Tim Federowicz before the game, freeing up Hernandez for DH duties. That aspect of it worked out. What didn't work was Don Mattingly's decision to hit Federowicz ahead of Hernandez; he went 0-for-4.
Fri, May 31, 2013 12:57:00 AM

Making his first appearance in 15 days, Ramon Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a homer and two walks on Wednesday.

Manager Don Mattingly made it obvious he prefers Tim Federowicz to Hernandez as A.J. Ellis' backup, but with Federowicz back in Triple-A, he had no choice but to give Hernandez just his second start in May and sixth of the season. Hernandez came through in a big way, but we'll see if that makes any difference to Mattingly.
Wed, May 22, 2013 04:46:00 PM

Dodgers acquired C Ramon Hernandez from the Rockies for RHP Aaron Harang and cash considerations.

Hernandez was designated for assignment last week after he failed to make the Rockies' Opening Day roster. The 36-year-old should provide catching depth for the Dodgers behind A.J. Ellis. Hernandez is due $3.2 million this season and will become a free agent in 2014.
Sat, Apr 6, 2013 03:50:00 PM

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies have traded catcher Ramon Hernandez to the Dodgers.

The Rockies are just looking to dump salary and won't be getting anything significant in return. Hernandez was designated for assignment last month after he lost out to Yorvit Torrealba for a spot on the Opening Day roster. He should be an upgrade over Tim Federowicz as the Dodgers' backup catcher.
Sat, Apr 6, 2013 02:36:00 PM

Rockies designated C Ramon Hernandez for assignment.

He lost out to Yorvit Torrealba for the right to back up Wilin Rosario. The Rockies will try to trade Hernandez and shouldn't have much trouble finding a taker as long as they are willing to eat most of his salary. He's still very capable of being someone's backup.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 07:33:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal writes that the Rockies could release Ramon Hernandez if they are unable to find a trade partner.

The Rockies are expected to carry Yorvit Torrealba as a backup to Wilin Rosario, so there figures to be a resolution this week. The 36-year-old is due $3.2 million this season, so it may be tough to attract much interest unless they cover a portion of the contract. He wouldn't have any trouble finding a home if he hit free agency, though.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 10:52:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Angels, Pirates, Rays and Phillies are interested in Ramon Hernandez.

The Rockies would surely love to get out from under Hernandez's $3.2 million salary since they have other options to back up Wilin Rosario in Yorvit Torrealba and Jordan Pacheco. The Rays and Phillies would probably be the best spots for Hernandez in terms of potential playing time, as Tampa is slated to use Jose Molina as its regular catcher and Philly could use him as a fill-in while Carlos Ruiz serves his suspension.
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 10:34:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal mentions Ramon Hernandez as a candidate to be traded by the Rockies before the start of the season.

The Rockies desperately need to upgrade their starting pitching, and a source tells Rosenthal that they're looking to add a back-of-the-rotation starter before Opening Day. Hernandez is due $3.2 million this season and is expendable as a backup to Wilin Rosario. The Rockies could also consider trading catcher/infielder Jordan Pacheco, and have quality depth in Yorvit Torrealba, who was signed to a minor league deal last month.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 02:40:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Brett Hayes
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Christian Colon
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Danny Valencia
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Billy Butler
2Raul Ibanez
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PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Aaron Crow
5Francisley Bueno
6Bruce Chen
7Scott Downs
8Luke Hochevar
9Louis Coleman