Reds Re-Sign Ramon Hernandez

12:06pm: MLB.com's Mark Sheldon tweets the contract details: $3MM in 2010, with the vesting option worth $3.25MM.

9:59am: The Reds re-signed catcher Ramon Hernandez to a one-year deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  Rosenthal says the deal includes a 2011 option that vests with 120 games played in '10.  The dollars are not yet known, but the Reds had declined Hernandez's $8.5MM option for next year.

Hernandez, 33, hit .258/.336/.362 in 331 plate appearances this year for Cincinnati after coming over in a December trade from the Orioles.  He missed time with arthroscopic knee surgery.  Hernandez was out-hit by his backup Ryan Hanigan, and I was surprised to see the Reds' eagerness to re-sign the veteran given their tight payroll.


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