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Ramon Hernandez pulled back off waivers

Aug 26, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT

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According to’s Jon Heyman, catcher Ramon Hernandez was claimed off waivers and has since been pulled back by the Reds, making him ineligible to be traded.

Hernandez seemed like an obvious fit with either the Giants or Angels earlier this season, but the Reds weren’t willing to trade him prior to the July 31 deadline and there was little chance of a deal coming together this month.  Because Hernandez is earning just $3 million this year and projects as a Type A free agent, it’s doubtful that he even made it to the Giants on waivers.

With top prospect Devin Mesoraco on the way and a strong backup in Ryan Hanigan in the fold, the Reds seem unlikely to re-sign Hernandez this winter.  Still, they’re likely better off with two draft picks as compensation than with whatever return an August deal would have brought.

  1. trevorb06 - Aug 26, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Hernandez said he wanted to play for the best team in baseball, then he realized what city that was in and quickly changed his mind.

  2. metalhead65 - Aug 27, 2011 at 12:58 AM

    good move by the reds only if they do not bring back baker next year. othewise mesararosco would never get to play.he has to be the worstt at developing and letting young guys play. first he wastes the first 4months of the season playing omes and his sub .200 average nstead of seeing if heisey was the answer in left feild.then when he finaly did play him he platooned him . hit 3 homers n a game? nice but you won’t play the next the reds are out of the race but he still will not play the young guys they brought up. alonso is one of the best prospects in the and he rots awaaway on the bench. frazier should be playing 3rd every day butagain sits while dusty plays 50 year cairo. they should not bother with sept. call ups since they won’t get to play.

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