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  1. Royals sign Ramon Hernandez

    Jan 7, 2014, 12:16 PM EST

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    Kansas City has signed veteran catcher Ramon Hernandez to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Hernandez is coming off a two-year, $6.4 million contract with the Rockies, but he only made it through one season in Colorado before they cut him loose. Last year he played…

  2. Adrian Gonzalez out of lineup due to neck pain

    May 3, 2013, 9:25 PM EST

    Adrian Gonzalez

    Adrian Gonzalez is not in tonight’s lineup for their match-up against the Giants tonight due to neck pain. Neck pain caused by an umpire, according to Ken Gurnick. Gonzalez’s absence forces Jerry Hairston to move from left field to first base, and Skip Schumaker from the bench to left. They will play tonight’s game with…

  3. Mariners acquire Aaron Harang from Rockies

    Apr 11, 2013, 1:50 PM EST

    Aaron Harang Getty

    It seemed obvious that the Rockies knew they could find a taker for Aaron Harang when they designated him for assignment immediately after acquiring him from the Dodgers for Ramon Hernandez last week and sure enough Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that they’re close to trading him to the Mariners. According to Rosenthal the two…

  4. Rockies drawing plenty of trade interest in Aaron Harang

    Apr 8, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Aaron Harang Getty

    Over the weekend the Rockies traded catcher Ramon Hernandez to the Dodgers for right-hander Aaron Harang in a swap of unwanted players with sizable contracts. Colorado immediately designated Harang for assignment, showing no intention of him ever pitching for the Rockies, and it looks like they’ll be able to swap him to another team. Ken…

  5. Dodgers acquire catcher Ramon Hernandez from Rockies for right-hander Aaron Harang

    Apr 6, 2013, 3:49 PM EST

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    UPDATE: The Rockies have already designated Harang for assignment. 3:16 PM: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Rockies will get right-hander Aaron Harang in return, but FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal hears that they don’t plan to keep him. Harang, who turns 35 in May, posted a 3.61 ERA and 131/85 K/BB ratio over 179…

  6. Rockies to designate catcher Ramon Hernandez for assignment

    Mar 28, 2013, 8:11 PM EST

    Ramon Hernandez Getty

    According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies have informed catcher Ramon Hernandez that he will be designated for assignment. As a result, the club will move forward with Yorvit Torrealba as the backup to young Wilin Rosario. Hernandez, 36, batted just .217/.247/.353 with five home runs and a .601 OPS in 52…

  7. Hank Conger’s throwing problems may cost him Angels’ job

    Mar 18, 2013, 12:48 PM EST

    Hank Conger

    Hank Conger is a former first-round pick and a pretty good prospect who appeared in line to serve as the Angels’ backup catcher this season at age 25, but instead his throwing problems have the team looking for alternatives behind the plate. Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times notes that Conger is 0-for-6 throwing…

  8. Multiple teams interested in trading for Ramon Hernandez

    Mar 17, 2013, 2:36 PM EST

    ramon hernandez getty

    From CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman comes word that the Rockies are talking to multiple MLB teams about a trade involving veteran catcher Ramon Hernandez. Heyman names the Angels, Pirates, Rays and Phillies as potential suitors. The Yankees, at this point, are not believed to have interest in Hernandez. The 36-year-old catcher batted .217/.247/.353 with five…

  9. Rockies would like to trade Ramon Hernandez

    Feb 20, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Colorado Rockies

    Ramon Hernandez getting hurt last season opened the door for Wilin Rosario to become the Rockies’ starting catcher and now Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com indicates that they’d like to trade Hernandez. Colorado is also looking for some rotation depth, but it’s hard to imagine being able to get anything for Hernandez aside from some salary…

  10. Ramon Hernandez is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 13, 2013, 2:49 PM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Colorado Rockies

    This is good, because the “Best Shape of His Life” team can always use more catching depth: Biggest body transformation from last spring is catcher Ramon Hernandez. He’s roughly 20 lbs lighter. Dropped weight to ease burden on legs — Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) February 13, 2013 Hernandez was limited to just 52 games last season…

  11. Rockies bring back catcher Yorvit Torrealba on minor league deal

    Jan 24, 2013, 11:40 PM EST

    Yorvit Torrealba Getty

    UPDATE: Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Torrealba has received a minor league contract with a spring training invite. The Rockies are looking at him as insurance and depth with Ramon Hernandez slated to play for his native Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. 11:15 PM: According to Jon Heyman of CBS…

  12. Rockies offer minor league deal to catcher Yorvit Torrealba

    Jan 21, 2013, 7:05 PM EST

    Yorvit Torrealba Getty

    According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, the Rockies have offered a minor league contract to free agent catcher Yorvit Torrealba. Of course, Torrealba previously played with the Rockies from 2006-2009 and was the starting catcher with the club during their World Series run in 2007. The 34-year-old backstop batted just .227/.293/.330 with four home runs,…

  13. Ramon Hernandez out for the season with torn hamstring

    Sep 13, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Colorado Rockies

    Ramon Hernandez‘s rough season came to a painful end Monday night, as the Rockies catcher tore his left hamstring while running to first base on what proved to be a ground-rule double. Hernandez previously missed a big chunk of the season with a hand injury and finished with just 52 games after playing at least…

  14. Padres get 20 hits, lose to Rockies 11-10

    Sep 2, 2012, 6:54 PM EST

    Chase Headley

    San Diego outhit Colorado 20-11 and scored in seven innings to the Rockies’ three yet still took a loss in an 11-10 game at Coors Field on Sunday. The Padres became the first team in exactly two years to collect 20 hits in a nine-inning game and lose. It last happened on Sept. 2, 2010,…

  15. Mets, Cubs talked Geovany Soto

    Jul 29, 2012, 8:15 PM EST

    Geovany Soto

    It’s no secret that the Mets have been looking for a right-handed complement to Josh Thole behind the plate. That search led to talks with the Cubs regarding Geovany Soto this past week. Andy Martino broke the news today, but he said a deal was unlikely. Following up on it, the Chicago Tribune’s Phil Rogers…

  16. Report: Mets considering trade for Kelly Shoppach

    Jul 14, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

    Kelly Shoppach AP

    The Mets have reportedly discussed a trade for Rockies’ catcher Ramon Hernandez, but Peter Gammons of MLB Network hears that they are considering alternatives. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported last weekend that the Mets are also interested in Mariners’ catcher Miguel Olivo. If acquired, Shoppach would function as a platoon partner for…

  17. Catcher-hungry Mets targeting Ramon Hernandez, Miguel Olivo, Kelly Shoppach

    Jul 8, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

    Ramon Hernandez

    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York and Joel Sherman of the New York Post both report that the Mets are interested in Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez, and according to Sherman they’re also interested in catchers Miguel Olivo of the Mariners and Kelly Shoppach of the Red Sox. All three veterans are right-handed hitters who could…

  18. Rockies place Ramon Hernandez on DL with hand injury

    May 25, 2012, 5:17 PM EST

    Ramon Hernandez

    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…

  19. Springtime Storylines: Will the Rockies make us all look like suckers again?

    Mar 30, 2012, 9:12 AM EST

    Eric Young Jr.

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: The Colorado Rockies. The Big Question: Will they make us all look like suckers again? Maybe it’s just me who…

  20. Bengie Molina gets a surprise retirement party

    Feb 26, 2012, 7:25 PM EST

    Bengie Molina

    Bengie Molina never officially announced his retirement while sitting out the 2011 season, but he got a proper sendoff when his wife threw him a surprise retirement party Saturday, CSNBayArea.com’s Andrew Baggarly reports. Albert Pujols, Matt Cain, Barry Zito and Ervin Santana were among the guests at the bash, designed to celebrate the career of…

  21. 2012 projections: top 10 catchers

    Feb 5, 2012, 9:14 PM EST

    Buster Posey

    I’ll save the fantasy projections for the Rotoworld Draft Guide, but here are my top catchers for 2012 going by OPS: .878 – Buster Posey – Giants – 486 AB – .756 in 2011 .868 – Mike Napoli – Rangers – 413 AB – 1.046 in 2011 .867 – Carlos Santana – Indians – 524 AB –…

  22. Reds add Dioner Navarro for catching depth

    Jan 16, 2012, 4:46 PM EST

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    Dioner Navarro was an All-Star for the Rays in 2008, but since then he’s hit .218, .194, and .193 in three seasons and today he agreed to a minor-league contract with the Reds. Cincinnati lost last year’s starting catcher, Ramon Hernandez, to the Rockies in free agency, but backup Ryan Hanigan has long been ready…

  23. An updated look at what’s left in free agency

    Dec 8, 2011, 4:30 PM EST

    National League first baseman Fielder of the Brewers watches three-run home run in fourth inning during Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in Phoenix

    Here’s an up-to-date list of how the top 111 free agents have fared to date. Note that the list below doesn’t include Yu Darvish or Yoenis Cespedes, two of the remaining gems available to major league teams. 1. Albert Pujols (Cardinals): Angels – 10 years, $254 million 2. Prince Fielder (Brewers) 3. Jose Reyes (Mets):…

  24. The new Angels are smarter than the old Rockies

    Nov 30, 2011, 9:06 PM EST

    Chris Iannetta

    In trading Chris Iannetta for Tyler Chatwood and signing Ramon Hernandez, the Rockies are probably thinking that they made at worst a sideways move behind the plate and picked up a potential middle-of-the-rotation starter in return. And in thinking that, they are most likely very wrong. Hernandez is coming off two fine years for the…

  25. Rockies sign Ramon Hernandez to two-year contract, trade Chris Iannetta to Angels

    Nov 30, 2011, 7:26 PM EST

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    From FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal comes word that the Rockies have reached a two-year, $6.4 million free agent contract with veteran catcher Ramon Hernandez and have traded Chris Iannetta to the Angels for 21-year-old right-hander Tyler Chatwood. Hernandez, 35, posted a .788 OPS in 328 plate appearances this year for the Reds. He’s not much…

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