|Dodgers trade Harang to Rockies for Hernandez|
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|Saturday, 06 April 2013 12:22|
General manager Ned Colletti said the deal gives the Dodgers another backup at catcher behind starter A.J. Ellis.
Colorado immediately designated Harang for assignment.
Hernandez has a career average of .264 with 166 home runs, 751 RBIs and 1,335 hits during his 14-year career with Oakland, San Diego, Baltimore, Cincinnati and the Rockies. Colorado, which owed him $3.2 million, designated him for assignment on March 29.
The 36-year-old catcher was an All-Star in 2003 and averaged 118 games behind the plate from 2000-11. Among active players, only A.J. Pierzynski has caught more games and more innings than Hernandez, who has caught nearly 12,000 innings during his career.
Harang hadn't appeared in a game for the Dodgers this season. He was 10-10 with a 3.61 ERA in 31 starts last year. The right-hander is 105-104 with a 4.19 ERA in 11 seasons with Oakland, Cincinnati, San Diego and the Dodgers.