The Dodgers have announced that they have agreed to trade right-hander Aaron Harang to the Rockies for catcher Ramon Hernandez. The Rockies also receive cash considerations as part of the deal.
Harang, 34, has a career ERA of 4.19 and finished 4th in the 2007 NL Cy Young voting. The big righty signed a two year deal with the Dodgers in 2011 and posted a 3.61 ERA in 31 starts for the Dodgers in 2012. However, the veteran didn't have a spot in the 2013 rotation with the additions of Josh Beckett, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Zack Greinke over the past year.
Hernandez, 36, is a career .264 hitter with 166 home runs in 1509 games. The catcher broke in with Oakland and has been with the Reds, Orioles, Padres and Rockies during his 14+ year career. Last season, with Colorado, Ramon batted .217/.247/.353 in 52 games. He figures to be the back up to A.J. Ellis this year, with Tim Federowicz likely headed back to Albuquerque or possibly to the trade block.
After the solid eight-inning stint Aaron Harang gave the Los Angeles Dodgers, his teammates wanted…