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Rockies place veteran catcher Hernandez on DL

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The Colorado Rockies announced on Friday that they placed catcher Ramon Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list with a left hand strain.

Hernandez, 36, is batting .215 four home runs and 15 RBI in 27 games.

The Rockies called up catcher Wil Nieves from Class AAA Colorado Springs and transferred infielder Hector Gomez (groin strain) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Nieves, 34, is batting .299 with three homers and 14 RBI in 28 games.
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