Dodgers Release Ramon Hernandez

The Dodgers have released catcher Ramon Hernandez according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times (Twitter link). Hernandez had been designated for assignment on June 14 to clear a roster spot for A.J. Ellis.

The Dodgers acquired the veteran backstop from the Rockies on April 6 in exchange for Aaron  Harang. The 37-year-old saw only 55 plate appearances for Los Angeles, batting .208/.291/.438.

In 5701 Major League plate appearances with the A's, Padres, Orioles, Reds, Rockies and Dodgers, Hernandez is a .263/.327/.417 hitter. The Eric Goldschmidt client was in the final season of a 2-year, $6.5MM contract he signed with the Rockies prior to 2012.

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