Rockies Designate Ryan Wheeler For Assignment

The Rockies announced that they have designated infielder Ryan Wheeler for assignment and selected the contract of lefty Pedro Hernandez.

Wheeler hit .232/.281/.375 in 64 plate appearances for the Rox this season, and he has a .615 OPS in 225 Major League plate appearances. He’s mashed at Triple-A, posting a .308/.352/.474 slash line, albeit in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.

The 25-year-old Hernandez posted an unsightly 6.83 ERA in 14 games (12 starts) for the Twins last season, and his 6.14 ERA at Triple-A this year wasn’t much better.