Ramon Hernandez has been designated for assignment today, losing the battle of backup catcher to Yorvit Torrealba. Hernandez, who spent a chunk of 2012 on the DL, had a mediocre spring while Torrealba hit over .500.
With the DFA, the Rockies have 10 days to trade or release Hernandez. Ramon wasn’t too pleased with the decision, telling Renck:
I know I can still play. You mean to say I can’t just because of spring training? I definitely believe I can still help someone. They just felt like Yorvit was a better choice.