Rockies traded Hernandez to Dodgers for Harang

6.4.2013 Jan Jabrocky 0 Comments

San Francisco Giants v Colorado Rockies

With a surplus of starting pitchers, the Dodgers traded right-hander Aaron Harang and cash considerations to the Rockies for catcher Ramon Hernandez on Saturday. Following his acquisition, Colorado designated Harang for assignment.

A veteran who’s made 293 starts in his career, Harang had been stashed in the bullpen to open the season but did not appear in a game. In 31 starts for the Dodgers in 2012, Harang was 10-10 with a 3.61 ERA.

Hernandez is in his 15th season in the big leagues. The veteran catcher has a career .264 average and was an All-Star with Oakland in 2003.

“Ramon gives us invaluable veteran experience and additional leadership at the catching position,” said Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti. “He’s worked with great pitching staffs in the past, and we feel he will provide solid contributions to our pitchers and be a great resource for A.J. [Ellis].”

The Dodgers still have an excess of starters, though. Left-hander Chris Capuano, who made 33 starts for the club last year, remains in the bullpen. Lefty Ted Lilly is on the disabled list and began a Minor League rehab assignment on Friday with Class A Rancho Cucamonga.


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