Blue Jays sign Ramon Hernandez

Veteran catcher activated to Bisons roster

By Buffalo Bisons | June 30, 2013 8:18 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays today announced that they have signed C RAMON HERNANDEZ and assigned him to the Bisons roster. He is active for the team's game against the Charlotte Knights today at Knights Stadium (2:15 p.m.).

Hernandez, 37, began the 2013 season with the Los Angeles Dodgers and hit .208 (10-48) with three home runs and six RBI in 17 games. He was designated for assignment by L.A. on June 14 and released on June 22.

Hernandez has played 15 year in the Major Leagues with Oakland, San Diego, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Colorado and Los Angeles. In 1,526 career games, he has hit .263 with 262 doubles, 169 home runs and 757 RBI. A 2003 American League All-Star while with the Athletics, he is second among all active catchers with 1,447 games played defensively as catcher (Texas' A.J. Pierzynski, 1,614). He has ranked in the Top 4 in the American League in assists for a catcher six times, including leading the circuit in 2001 and 2003.


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