|The Reds bid farewell to Hernandez, who|
spent the last 3 seasons with the club
As expected, free agent and former Reds catcher Ramon Hernandez has signed a deal with a team outside Cincinnati, pending a physical. The team? The Colorado Rockies -- who dealt away their current backstop (Chris Iannetta) earlier today to the Los Angeles Angels to make room on their roster.
Hernandez's contract is reportedly worth two-years and $6.5 million, which is a slight increase to the 1yr/$3M he earned with the Reds last season.
Acquired back in December of 2008 from the Baltimore Orioles, the 35-year old posted a .280 average, 24 HR, and 121 RBIs in three seasons with the team. He never appeared in any more than 97 games in a single season during that span, but did however, come up with some clutch hits during his stay in the Queen City.