Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired catcher
Ramon Hernandez in exchange for pitcher Aaron Harang and cash considerations,
general manager Ned Colletti announced on Saturday.
Hernandez, 36, hit .217 with five home runs and 28 RBI in 52 games with the
Rockies last season, while battling hand and hamstring injuries. He was
designated for assignment by the team on March 28.
A 14-year veteran with the Athletics (1999-2003), Padres (2004-05), Orioles
(2006-08), Reds (2009-11) and Rockies, Hernandez has a career average of .264
with 166 home runs, 751 RBI and 1,335 hits.
Hernandez is expected to provide catching depth behind A.J. Ellis.
"Ramon gives us invaluable veteran experience and additional leadership at the
catching position," said Colletti. "He's worked with great pitching staffs in
the past and we feel he will provide solid contributions to our pitchers and
be a great resource for A.J."
Harang, who turns 35 in May, went 10-10 with a 3.61 ERA in 31 starts for the
Dodgers last season, but failed to crack the club's deep rotation during the
In 11 seasons with the Athletics (2002-03), Reds (2003-10), Padres (2011) and
Dodgers, Harang has a 105-104 career record with a 4.19 ERA and 1,460
strikeouts in 299 games (293 starts).
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