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:
#Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez ruptured his left distal hamstring. Surgery is scheduled for next week.— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) September 13, 2012
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.