Monday, March 25, 2013
Hernandez on the trading block
By Doug Mittler
With Yorvit Torrealba expected to land a roster spot, the Colorado Rockies are shopping veteran catcher Ramon Hernandez.
Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports the Rockies are willing to eat a “huge chunk” of the remaining $3.2 million on Hernandez’ contract in order to acquire a prospect. The 36-year-old Hernandez hit just .217 in 52 games last season, but is a solid defensive player.
The Rays and Phillies are two contenders who could use some catching depth. The Phillies are expected to start the season with Erik Kratz behind the plate while Carlos Ruiz serves a 25-game suspension.