Description: Veteran catcher Ramon Hernandez has accepted a minor league deal with Kansas City. SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports
Insight: The deal includes an invite to spring training. Hernandez saw just 17 games of action last season, connecting on three homers in 48 at bats for the Dodgers. The best case scenario is that he backs up Salvador Perez (.292, 13 HR, 79 RBI) next season.
4/19/2013 9:36:00 AM
Description: Dodgers backup catcher Ramon Hernandez has been successful against Baltimore right-hander Jason Hammel, producing nine hits in 19 career at-bats (.474) with a 1.342 OPS.
Insight: A.J. Ellis has gotten most of the work behind the plate and been very good, batting .311, but Hernandez might get a chance because of the favorable matchup.
4/6/2013 4:15:00 PM
Description: The Rockies have traded Ramon Hernandez to the Dodgers for pitcher Aaron Harang.
Insight: Hernandez couldn't beat out Yorvit Torrealba for the backup catcher's job in Colorado (behind Wilin Rosario). He should end up being the backup to to A.J. Ellis in Los Angeles ahead of Tim Federowicz, but still have no fantasy value.
3/28/2013 8:53:00 PM
Description: The Rockies have designated Ramon Hernandez for assignment
Insight: Hernandez had been competing with Yorvit Torrealba for the backup catcher's job but ultimately, Torrealba got the gig. Hernandez should resurface with another team sooner rather than later.
9/13/2012 11:26:00 AM
Description: An MRI revealed that Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez has a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring.
Insight: He'll be on the sidelines for the rest of the year. Wilin Rosario (.255, 24 HR, 62 RBI) should see an everyday role behind the plate now that Hernandez (.217, 5 HR, 28 RBI) is on the shelf.
7/17/2012 7:58:00 PM
Description: Colorado catcher Ramon Hernandez is on the sidelines for Tuesday night's matchup against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Unless the Rockies decide to send Hernandez (.206, 4 HRs, 16 RBIs) elsewhere via a trade, expect the veteran catcher's at bats to be limited.
7/14/2012 7:25:00 PM
Description: If you've been searching for Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez's name in Saturday's starting lineup, you can go ahead and stop looking. He's getting the night off.
Insight: And why should he be starting? The fact is, Wilin Rosario (.247, 14 HRs, 36 RBIs) has been Colorado's best catcher this season. It wouldn't surprise us if Hernandez (.214, 4 HRs, 16 RBIs) is traded some time between now and the July 31 trade deadline.
7/13/2012 8:17:00 PM
Description: Colorado catcher Ramon Hernandez has been activated from the disabled list. He'll be starting behind the plate and hitting cleanup Friday against Philadelphia.
Insight: The expectation is that Hernandez (.215, 4 HRs, 15 RBIs) will be dealt at the trade deadline so that the 23-year-old Wilin Rosario (.247, 14 HRs, 36 RBIs) can become the team's full-time backstop going forward.
7/13/2012 12:05:00 PM
Description: Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez (strained left hand) is expected to be activated for Friday's game, but we think Wilin Rosario will keep the catching job.
Insight: Colorado's rookie catcher Wilin Rosario has 14 homers and 36 RBI in the 56 games he's played and looks to be a better option. It likely that Hernandez will be made available for trade at the deadline.
6/22/2012 6:04:00 PM
Description: Rockies manger Jim Tracy does not believe catcher Ramon Hernandez (strained left hand) is close to significant baseball activity, according to the team's official website.
Insight: Good news for Wilin Rosario owners. The rookie catcher has 11 homers and 32 RBIs in Hernandez' place.
5/23/2012 11:15:00 AM
Description: Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez is expected to miss Wednesday's game against Miami with left hand tendinitis.
Insight: Hernandez, who has been battling this injury for most of the season, is hitting just .222 and could be headed to the disabled list. Wilin Rosario would become the full-time catcher and already has six homers and 15 RBI in limited action.
5/1/2012 12:18:00 PM
Description: Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez is a career .368 hitter against Dodgers starter Ted Lilly with two homers and seven RBI in 19 at-bats.
Insight: Hernandez is batting just .246, but does have four homers and 14 RBI. He's not an everyday fantasy starter, but can be a valuable part of a two-man catching combo.
4/25/2012 10:55:00 AM
Description: Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez will sit the first game of the doublerheader. Wilin Rosario will get the start and Hernandez should play in the "nightcap."
Insight: Hernandez is batting .268 with a pair of homers and a .774 OPS. Those fantasy owners who were hoping he'd get a boost from playing in Denver's thin air are seeing little change in his fantasy value from his days in Cincinnati.
4/20/2012 10:55:00 AM
Description: Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez is questionable for Friday's game against Milwaukee with a sore left hand.
Insight: Hernandez is batting .267 with a pair of homers and a .800 OPS and can give you solid production behind the plate. Hitting has never been Ramon's problem, it's always been calling a game that gets him in trouble.
5/15/2011 9:53:00 AM
Description: Reds C Ramon Hernandez hit 2 homers in yesterday's win over the Cardinals, giving him 5 blasts on the year.
Insight: Pair those homers with his .342 average and Hernandez is absolutely worth using in your catcher's spot.
3/31/2011 5:19:00 PM
Description: Reds C Ramon Hernandez went 4-5 in today's win against Milwaukee, including the game-winning homer in the 9th inning.
Insight: Don't be surprised to see many fantasy owners rush to grab Hernandez since the catching pool is so shallow. Just remember that he is a 34-year old catcher and won't have many days like this.
11/16/2010 1:35:00 PM
Description: The Reds have agreed to a 1-year, $3 million deal with catcher Ramon Hernandez.
Insight: Hernandez plays in good ballpark for hitters, which is a plus. However, his age and his knee injury last season mean his value is limited to NL-only leagues or deep leagues with 2 catchers.
11/15/2010 10:03:00 PM
Description: According to the Reds' Twitter feed, the team had re-signed Hernandez to a one-year deal.
Insight: Hernandez hit .297 with seven home runs and 48 RBI in 313 at-bats for the Reds this past season. He will likely share time with Ryan Hanigan. (RapidDraft.com)
10/19/2010 5:06:00 PM
Description: The Reds have interest in bringing back Ramon Hernandez.
Insight: He was a key part of their success this year and at this point in his career he can be solid for 80-90 games and even stretch that to 100 if he needs to.
10/19/2010 11:01:00 AM
Description: MLB.com reports the Reds are hoping to re-sign Hernandez.
Insight: Hernandez had a $3.25 million vesting option for 2011 if he played 120 games this past season, but he only played in 97 games. He hit .297 with seven home runs and 48 RBI over 313 at-bats this season. (RapidDraft.com)
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