The Dodgers have traded pitcher Aaron Harang to the Colorado Rockies for Hernandez and cash. General manager Ned Colletti says Saturday's deal gives the Dodgers another backup at catcher behind starter A.J. Ellis.
Hernandez has a career average of .264 with 166 home runs, 751 RBI and 1,335 hits during his 14-year career with Oakland, San Diego, Baltimore, Cincinnati and the Rockies. Colorado, which owed him $3.2 million, designated him for assignment on March 29. The 36-year-old catcher was an All-Star in 2003 and averaged 118 games behind the plate from 2000-11.