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:
#Rockies place C Ramon Hernandez on 15-day DL (left hand strain). Select contract of C Wil Nieves. Transfer INF Hector Gomez to 60-day DL.— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 25, 2012
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.