The Colorado Rockies traded catcher Ramon Hernandez to the Los Angeles Dodgers for right-hander Aaron Harang and $4.25 million, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported Saturday.
Hernandez, 36, is owed $3.2 million this season and was the Rockies third catcher behind Wilin Rosario and Yorvit Torrealba. He hit .217 with five home runs in 52 games for the Rockies last year while dealing with hand and hamstring injuries.
He will likely back up A.J. Ellis as the Dodgers could option Tim Federowicz to Class AAA Albuquerque.
Harang, 34, is set to make $7 million this year with a $7 million option for next year. He started the season in the Dodgers' bullpen. He was 10-10 with a 3.61 ERA in 31 starts last year.
Heyman reported that the Rockies will probably turn around and trade Harang to another team.