Rockies Place Ramon Hernandez on DL, Call Up Wil Nieves

DENVER, CO - APRIL 11: Gregor Blanco #7 of the San Francisco Giants scores on a sacrfice fly by Nate Schierholtz #12 of the San Francisco Giants as catcher Ramon Hernandez #55 of the Colorado Rockies takes the throw as the Giants take a 7-6 lead in the fourth inning at Coors Field on April 11, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Colorado Rockies have placed catcher Ramon Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left hand and have called up catcher Wil Nieves to replace him on the active roster, according to the team:

Hernandez, a 36-year-old, 14th-year veteran is hitting .215/.260/.398 in 27 games this season. This is his first season with the Rockies, but previously spent time with the Athletics, Reds, Orioles, and Padres. He's a career .265/.329/.419 hitter and almost twenty wins above replacement.

Nieves, 34, is hitting .299/.330/.448 for the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox and has not appeared in an MLB game this season. He spent the 2011 season in the Milwaukee and Atlanta organizations. He has hit .221/.268/.289 in eight years as a pro.

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