Heyman: Yankees have not called about Ramon HernandezBy
Via Jon Heyman: The Yankees have not inquired about the availability of Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez. Several teams are interested and Colorado is reportedly open to trading a catcher for pitching help.
Hernandez, 36, hit just .217/.247/.353 (45 wRC+) in 196 plate appearances last season while battling hand and hamstring strains. The hamstring required surgery in September. Hernandez is owed $3.2M this year and will become a free agent next winter, so he should be very cheap to acquire. That said, we all know the Yankees are inexplicably happy with the Chris Stewart-Frankie Cervelli catching tandem and won’t seek out an upgrade.