UPDATE: According to a source for Ken Rosenthal, the Rockies will designate Harang for assignment, so they basically traded for a pitcher they never had any intention of keeping. Colorado has already held discussions with several teams about the right-hander.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired catcher Ramon Hernandez from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for pitcher Aaron Harang and cash considerations. According to Jon Heyman, the Rockies will receive $4.25 million from L.A.
Hernandez, who signed a two-year, $6.4 million deal after the 2011 season, was designated for assignment by the club at the end of spring training. In his career, he has a .264/.327/.417 slash line with 166 home runs for five different teams. The Dodgers currently have catchers A.J. Ellis and Tim Federowicz on the 25-man roster.
Harang, an eleven year veteran, started 31 games for the Dodgers just one year ago, but fell down the depth chart after the team signed Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu as free agents this off-season. The Rockies currently have a starting rotation of Jorge De La Rosa, Jhoulys Chacin, Juan Nicasio, Jon Garland, and Jeff Francis, who may be the odd man out with the addition of Harang.
In his career, the former 1999 draft pick of the Texas Rangers has a 4.19 ERA, 4.14 FIP and 25.0 fWAR for the A’s, Reds, Padres, and Dodgers.