Ramon Hernandez Ruptures Hamstring; Set for Season-Ending Surgery

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 10: Catcher Ramon Hernandez #55 of the Colorado Rockies leaves the game after injuring his leg on a ground rule double against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning at Coors Field on September 10, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Colorado Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez has been diagnosed with a ruptured left distal hamstring and will undergo season-ending surgery next week, the team has announced:

Hernandez sustained the injury Monday during the Rockies contest against the San Francisco Giants. The veteran exited the game in the bottom of the fourth inning with what was initially termed a strained left hamstring.

However, MRI’s taken throughout the week revealed a more significant injury, as Hernandez requires surgery which will end his 2012 season.

The injury marks the end to a rough year for the 36-year-old, as he’s only mustered a clip of .217/.247/.353. Hernandez tallied ten doubles and five home runs over 184 at-bats while backing up Colorado’s primary catcher Wilin Rosario. He's under team control for one more season, with a 2013 salary of $3.2 million.

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