Hernandez was designated for assignment by the Rockies in March, then traded to the Dodgers, and then designated by the Dodgers and released in June. The Blue Jays inked him to a minor league deal, but he appeared in only five games for the Bisons.
Hernandez, 37, was an All-Star with the Athletics in 2003. With 169 career home runs, he ranks eighth all-time among Venezuelans. Among those who have caught at least 1,000 games, Hernandez's home run total ranks 22nd all-time.