Hernandez back with Reds
Ramon Hernandez was re-signed by the Reds to a one-year, $3 million contract on Monday.
Hernandez, along with Ryan Hanigan, helped Reds catchers lead the National League at their position with a .296 average.
In 97 games this season, Hernandez batted .297 with seven home runs and 48 RBIs. He became a free agent earlier this month because his $3.25 million vesting 2011 option was only guaranteed had he played 120 games.
“We wanted to provide our young pitching staff with some continuity. We felt all of our pitchers were comfortable pitching to Ramon,” Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said in a statement. “We also like his production at the plate. Our catchers were very solid last year offensively.”
– Mark Sheldon