Royals Sign Ramon Hernandez

The Royals have signed catcher Ramon Hernandez to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter).

Hernandez, 37, picked up a career-low 55 plate appearances with the Dodgers in 2013 and batted just .208/.291/.438. He did belt three homers in that time, showing that he still has some pop left in his bat. The Eric Goldschmidt client is a lifetime .263/.327/.417 hitter in parts of 15 Major League seasons with the Athletics, Padres, Orioles, Reds, Rockies and Dodgers.

In addition to starter Salvador Perez, the Royals already have a pair of catchers on their 40-man roster in Brett Hayes and Francisco Pena. Hernandez will compete with those two for a backup role in Kansas City.

12 Responses to Royals Sign Ramon Hernandez Leave a Reply

  1. maristmetsfan 2 years ago

    mets should have grabbed him instead of teagarden

  2. TheTeddyRuxpin 2 years ago

    Ramon Hernandez is without a doubt the laziest ball player I’ve seen. Congrats on the pick up Royals.

    • Daniel Wesley 2 years ago

      There’s a 90% chance he’s not even in the organization by the end of spring. Much-ado-about-nothing.

      • TheTeddyRuxpin 2 years ago

        I think he fits in well with the Royals team concept.

        • brstreet9 2 years ago

          So, you are saying the Royals team concept is to be lazy? What is the basis of the comment?

        • kidkongs 2 years ago

          It’s probably that whole “leading the league in stolen bases” thing that has him so confused.

  3. KCRoyals 2 years ago

    A depth move…nothing more.

  4. Comfy_Wastelander 2 years ago

    Despite this move, I still have a George Kottaras-sized hole in my heart.

  5. coreif 2 years ago

    I thought he was retired.

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