MLB.com reports that the Colorado Rockies have signed Ramon Hernandez to a two-year deal (reportedly worth $6.5 Million) after trading Chris Iannetta to the Angels.
Monie spent the past three seasons with the Reds. He hit .282 in 298 at-bats last season and interestingly enough hit 12 homers, as many as he hit in 600 at-bats between 2009 and 2010 combined. He turns 36 in May.
Because Hernandez is leaving the Reds as a free agent, the Reds will receive a supplemental first-round pick in 2012 after Hernandez and Francisco Cordero had their statuses changed to Type B free agents after the new CBA was announced.
We knew we would be transitioning this offseason from “Hernanigan” to “Haniraco,” and it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Monie would sign somewhere and we’d get this supplemental first-rounder. But now that it’s happened, we can say we’ve got that going for us … which is nice.