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Rockies place Ramon Hernandez on DL with hand injury

May 25, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

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After watching Ramon Hernandez perform poorly while playing through tendinitis in his left hand for most of the season the Rockies have placed the veteran catcher on the disabled list.

Hernandez played well enough for the Reds in 2010 and 2011 that the Rockies gave him a two-year, $6.4 million contract at age 37, but he’s hit just .215 with four homers and a .658 OPS in 27 games, including .146 away from Coors Field.

Wilin Rosario will get an opportunity to be the primary catcher, with veteran journeyman Wil Nieves serving as his backup. Rosario has shown good power in limited opportunities so far, smacking nine homers and eight doubles in 126 career at-bats, but the 23-year-old rookie struggles to control the strike zone and has an inconsistent minor-league track record.

  1. hiltonandastoria - May 25, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    Fantasy Spin, If you’re desperate at catcher, and/or in a salary cap league, the Rockies have 7 home games Mon-Sun.

    Also they are scheduled to face 3 lefties where Rosario has a .937 OPS vs

  2. theawesomersfranchise - Jun 8, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Ya so….14 days later, Rosario
    13 for 40
    3 HR
    10 RBI
    2 SB

  3. theawesomersfranchise - Jun 8, 2012 at 4:36 PM

    Ya so….14 days later, Rosario
    13 for 40
    3 HR
    10 RBI
    2 SB

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