[LAD/COL] Aaron Harang and cash to Rockies for Ramon Hernandez
LOS ANGELES -- In an exchange of former battery mates, the Los Angeles Dodgers traded pitcher Aaron Harang and cash to the Colorado Rockies Saturday for catcher Ramon Hernandez.
The Rockies immediately designated Harang for assignment, meaning they are likely looking to trade him.
The move allows the Dodgers to unclog a logjam of starting pitchers and to acquire a veteran backup for catcher A.J. Ellis. Hernandez, 36, is a former All-Star who the Rockies designated for assignment near the end of spring training. He and Harang, 34, were teammates on the Oakland A's in 2002 and 2003.
According to reports, the Dodgers are sending Colorado $4.25 million. Harang is earning $7 million with a $2 million buyout for next season. Hernandez is earning $3.2 million.