Royals Sign Catcher Ramon Hernandez to Minor League Deal

Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

The 37 year old will compete for the backup catcher role with Brett Hayes and Francisco Pena.

The Royals have signed veteran Major League catcher Ramon Hernandez to a minor league deal according to Ken Rosenthal. Financial terms are not yet known.

The 37-year old Venezuelan is a fifteen year veteran, having played for the Athletics, Padres, Orioles, Reds, Rockies, and Dodgers. He is a lifetime .263/.327/.417 hitter with one All-Star appearance in his career. Last year in just 55 plate appearances for the Dodgers, he hit .208/.291/.438 before he was released in June. Hernandez was known as an average defender in his prime and has thrown out only 30% of would-be base-stealers throughout his career.

Hernandez will presumably be invited to spring training to compete for the backup catcher's role with Brett Hayes and Francisco Pena.

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