Dodgers trade Aaron Harang to Rockies for Ramon Hernandez

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

The Rockies saved some money by dealing Ramon Hernandez, who was designated for assignment by the club at the end of spring training, to the Dodgers for one of their extra right-handers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired catcher Ramon Hernandez from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for pitcher Aaron Harang on Saturday, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. The Rockies will also receive cash considerations in the deal.

For more on this story, head over to Purple Row and True Blue LA

Hernandez, 36, was designated for assignment by the Rockies prior to the start of the season. He signed a two-year, $6.4 million contract prior to the 2012 season, in which he hit .217/.247/.353 in 52 games with Colorado. Hernandez joins a catching corps in Los Angeles that already includes A.J. Ellis and Tim Federowicz.

Harang, 34, went 10-10 with a 3.61 ERA in 31 starts for the Dodgers in 2012. He struggled in spring training this year, posting an 8.20 ERA in five starts. The acquisition of Harang by the Rockies appears to be a cost-cutting measure, as the club designated him for assignment (placing him on the trade market) immediately following the acquisition.

Mlbdd-news-insert_medium

More from SB Nation:

Say no to a universal DH

Robert Ebert on baseball films

How to get Vladimir Guerrero back into the majors

SB Nation baseball cards: Those who can't do, relief pitch

When the wind cried Tuffy: Why not to hit 3 home runs on opening day

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker