|MLB Career Stats||5105||580||1345||169||757||9||.263||.327||.744|
|2000||7||19th in AL|
|2003||12||13th in AL|
|2006||11||11th in AL|
|March 30, 2014||Kansas City Royals released C Ramon Hernandez.|
|January 7, 2014||Kansas City Royals signed free agent C Ramon Hernandez to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.|
|July 9, 2013||Buffalo Bisons released C Ramon Hernandez.|
|June 30, 2013||C Ramon Hernandez assigned to Buffalo Bisons.|
|June 29, 2013||Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent C Ramon Hernandez to a minor league contract.|
|June 22, 2013||Los Angeles Dodgers released C Ramon Hernandez.|
|June 14, 2013||Los Angeles Dodgers designated C Ramon Hernandez for assignment.|
|April 6, 2013||Los Angeles Dodgers traded Aaron Harang to Colorado Rockies for C Ramon Hernandez.|
|March 29, 2013||Colorado Rockies designated Ramon Hernandez for assignment.|
|July 13, 2012||Colorado Rockies activated C Ramon Hernandez from the 15-day disabled list.|
|July 4, 2012||sent C Ramon Hernandez on a rehab assignment to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.|
|May 25, 2012||Colorado Rockies placed C Ramon Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 24, 2012. Left hand strain.|
|November 30, 2011||Colorado Rockies signed free agent C Ramon Hernandez.|
|October 30, 2011||C Ramon Hernandez elected free agency.|
|November 15, 2010||Cincinnati Reds signed free agent C Ramon Hernandez.|
|November 7, 2010||C Ramon Hernandez elected free agency.|
|July 22, 2010||Cincinnati Reds activated C Ramon Hernandez from the 15-day disabled list.|
|July 9, 2010||Cincinnati Reds placed C Ramon Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 5, 2010. inflammation in left knee|
|September 19, 2009||Cincinnati Reds activated C Ramon Hernandez from the 15-day disabled list.|
|July 20, 2009||Cincinnati Reds placed C Ramon Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 18, 2009. Sore left knee.|
Was involved with the A's Amigos community program and the Monte Carlo Classic to benefit the 2000 Special Olympics.2013
Ramon was traded to Los Angeles from Colorado after Spring Training and played in 17 games with the Dodgers...signed a minor league contract with Toronto on June 29, after being released by LA, and appeared in five games at Triple-A Buffalo, before being released on July 9...Hit .328 (22-for-67) with four doubles, a homer and a .425 on-base percentage in 22 games for Navegantes del Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League in 2013.2012 Signed by Colorado to a two-year MLB free agent contract prior to the 2012 season. Was Colorado's primary catcher for majority of the season's first two months before being landing on DL 5/25 with a left hand injury...returned following the All-Star break as the Rox second catcher behind Wilin Rosario. Hit .246 (14-for-57) with 4 doubles, 4 home runs and 14 RBI in 16 games in April...batted just .205 (26-for-127) with 6 doubles, 1 home run and 14 RBI in his 36 games over the remainder of the season. Hit home runs in back-to-back games twice, on 4/13-14 vs. ARI and 4/25-27 at PIT and vs. NYM...HR on 4/27 vs. NYM was grand slam...was 6th career grand slam. Hit .236 (21-for-89) with 7 doubles, 3 home runs and 14 RBI in 24 games vs. NL West opponents...was at his best with runners aboard, as he batted .277 (23-for-83) with runners on, .276 (15-for-58) with runners in scoring position and .300 (9-for-30) with runners in scoring position and two outs. 2011 In his third season with Cincinnati, Hernandez hit .282 (84-for-298) with 13 doubles, 12 home runs, 36 RBI and a .788 OPS (.341 OBP, .446 SLG)...Hernandez caught 82 games in 2011, just seven fewer than Ryan Hannigan...In the 7-6 win vs. MIL on Opening Day capped a 4-run ninth inning with a game-ending, 3-run homer off John Axford...became the first player in Major League history to hit an Opening Day walkoff home run after coming to the plate with his team trailing by more than one run...joined LAD's Raul Mondesi (1999) and COL's Clint Barmes (2005) as the only players in big league history to have at least 4 hits and a game-ending homer in an Opening Day game Became the second Reds player to produce an Opening Day walkoff home run in the season's first game (Joe Randa, 2005 off NYM's Braden Looper) and the fifth Red to produce four hits on Opening Day...Led National League catchers in fielding percentage (.998, 1 error, 549 total chances)...Reds pitchers posted a 4.24 ERA while he caught and went 34-42 in his 76 starts behind the plate...threw out 18-of-56 baserunners attempting to steal (32-percent)...On 5/9 at HOU made his only start of the season at first base...From 4/29-5/17 produced a season-high 11-game hitting streak (17-40, .425, 4 HR, 6 RBI)...In the fifth inning of the 11-2 win on 4/16 vs PIT hit his sixth career grand slam (off James McDonald)...In the 7-3 win on 5/14 vs PIT produced his ninth career two-homer game (off Kyle McClellan)...On 9/14 vs CHC recorded his 250th career double (off Casey Coleman)...In late August and early September was bothered by a bruised right forearm suffered on a foul tip on 8/20 at PIT...the last couple weeks of the season was bothered by a sore left shin...on 7/27 missed a game while he was sworn in as a U.S. citizen in Miami 2010 Led the club with 85 starts behind the plate but also made 2 starts at 1B (7/22 vs Wsh, 9/24 at SD)...from 7/9-7/21 missed 9g while on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left knee... hit .281 (3hr, 23rbi) in 57 apps before he went on the DL and .311 (4hr, 25rbi) in 40 apps after he came off the DL...from 6/28-8/21 produced an RBI in 15 of his 21 apps (24rbi)...the staff went 45-40 in his starts...Reds pitchers posted a 4.80era while he caught...threw out 14-45 baserunners attempting to steal (31 percent)...through 9/17 led all National League catchers in fielding percentage but then committed 3 errors in his next 5g...caught Johnny Cueto's 1-hit shutout on 5/11 at Pit and 4 of the staff's 9 team shutouts...led off the 10th inning of the 6-4 win on 6/21 at Oak with a home run off Michael Wuertz...following the season became a free agent but on 11/15 was re-signed to a 1-year contract. 2009 From 7/20-9/18 missed 57g while on the disabled list with a left knee injury...on 7/21 had arthroscopic surgery to clean out that knee...made 4 apps, all starts, after he came off the DL (6-14, .429, 1 RBI)...with Joey Votto on the disabled list (5/30-6/22) started at first base in 18 of the Reds' 21g...overall made 53 starts behind the plate and 26 starts at 1B...entered the season with 7 career apps and 1 career start at 1B (9/9/08 for Bal vs Cle)...also made his only Major League appearance at 3B, in the ninth inning on 5/23 vs Cle after Brandon Phillips was injured and Adam Rosales moved from 3B to 2B...had made 19 minor league apps at that position...the team went 23-30 in his starts behind the plate...Reds pitchers posted a 4.41 ERA while he caught...threw out 11-44 baserunners attempting to steal (25%)...recorded 17 2-hit games and three 3-hit games...won the Ohio Cup Trophy as the Most Outstanding Player of the 6-game series vs the Indians (9-19, .474, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI)...in the 2-1 win on 4/17 at Hou recorded his 4,000th career at bat in the seventh inning and then in the ninth produced a 2-run HR off Jose Valverde that erased the 1-0 deficit...was his first homer as a Red...on 6/13 at KC snapped a season-high 0-for-20 skid with a solo HR off Joakim Soria...in the ninth inning of the 4-3 win on 7/7 at Phi snapped the 3-3 tie with an RBI-single off Brad Lidge...on 7/12 at NYM scored the 500th run of his career...following the season the club declined his contract option for 2010 but was re-signed to a one-year deal through 2010 with an option for 2011. 2008 Was the Orioles' Opening Day catcher and started 119g...also made 1 start at designated hitter and his first career start at 1B (9/9 vs Cle)...after the All-Star break hit .285 and reached base safely in 45 of his 55 apps...produced his best month in July (.297, 5hr)...on 7/28 at Yankee Stadium homered off Mike Mussina for his 1,000th career hit...from 8/5-8/22 produced a career-best 15-game hitting streak (.305, 2hr, 12rbi)...from 7/19-7/22 homered in 3 consecutive games...on 8/1 at Sea recorded his 200th career double. 2007 His second year with the Orioles was interrupted by two stints on the disabled list for separate injuries (left oblique and groin strains)...Appeared in 106 games...Finished 9th in the American League with a .576 slugging percentage and 11th with a .354 average (35- 99) with runners in scoring position...Was 19th in the league with a .320 average (16-50) with runners in scoring position and 2 outs...Batted .202 (38-188) with the bases empty, 4th worst in the AL...Collected 24 multi-hit games on the season...Caught 17 of 85 attempted base stealers (20%), including a season-high 2 on May 31 at Los Angeles...The Orioles were 43-54 in games he started behind the plate...Was on the DL from April 8 (retro to March 31) until April 26 with a strained left oblique muscle...Played 2 games on rehab assignment with Class A Frederick before being activated...Went 2-for-3 with a walk, double and run scored in his first game of season on April 26 against Boston...Drove in 4 runs 3 times in his first 9 games of the season, all against Cleveland (April 28, May 5 and 6)...Collected a season-high and career-high tying 4 hits on May 6 against Cleveland...Hit his 5th career grand slam on May 28 at Kansas City off of Scott Elarton...Was on the DL from June 8-22 with a bruised groin, suffered June 6 at Seattle...Played 2 games on rehab assignment with Short-A Aberdeen before being activated...Drew a game-ending bases loaded walk in a 3-2 win over New York on June 26...Batted .345 (10-29) during a 7-game hitting streak, August 28-September 4...Hit safely in 12 of his last 14 games to end the season, batting .388 (19-49) in that time and raising his season average from .238 to .258. 2006 In his first season with the Orioles, established career highs in home runs (23), RBI (91), doubles (29) and games played (144)...Had 87 RBI as a catcher and 4 as designated hitter, breaking the club record of 82 RBI by a catcher set by Chris Hoiles in 1993...Tied New York's Jorge Posada for the American League lead among catchers with 23 home runs...Finished 2nd in RBI and slugging percentage (.497), tied for 2nd in doubles (27) and was 3rd in games caught (135) among AL backstops...Threw out 35 attempted basestealers, tops in the American League...Tossed out 38.9% (35-90) of runners attempting to steal, 2nd only to Detroit's Ivan Rodriguez (45.7%) among AL catchers...Caught Boston's Willie Harris attempting to steal to end the game on May 17...For his career, has thrown out 27.1% (177-653) of runners attempting to steal...Ranked 19th in the American League with a .320 batting average at home but was 3rd to last among qualifiers with a .229 average in road games...Hit 17 of his 23 home runs at Camden Yards...Hit safely in 9 of his first 11 games of the season, batting .526 (20-38)...Finished April on a 4-for-41 skid before rebounding to bat .263 with 6 home runs and 23 RBI in May...Hit 2 home runs and matched a career high with 7 RBI on May 23 at Seattle...Hit his 4th career grand slam in the game and the only one by the Orioles on the season...Batted .283 with 15 home runs and 59 RBI through the end of June...Was one of 5 nominees for the fan's vote for the final AL All-Star spot but did not get selected...Hit .188 in July and went 41 straight games without a home run, June 29-August 23, one short of the longest homerless stretch of his career...Batted .351 with 7 home runs in September...Had 4 multi-home run games on the season, including 2 against New York, to give him 7 career 2-homer games...Batted .396 (21-53) with 7 home runs and 16 RBI against the Yankees on the season...Had 6 homers against the Yanks in September, the most ever by a player in one calender month against New York...Homered in 3 straight games, June 24-28, giving him a total of 5 home runs and 10 RBI over a 5-game stretch...Also homered in 3 consecutive games, September 10-12, and back-to-back games on May 1 & 2...Collected his 100th career home run on June 12 at Toronto...Had 3 game-winning hits on the year...Hit his first Orioles home run in the bottom of the 9th inning on April 14 against Los Angeles...Had game-winning singles in the bottom of the 9th inning on June 24 versus Washington and August 26 against Tampa Bay...Had a season-high 8-game hitting streak, May 30-June 6, in which he batted .406 (13-32) with 9 RBI...Matched his career best with 4 hits on September 17 at Detroit...Made his first career appearance as designated hitter on May 25 at Seattle...Appeared as designated hitter 6 times on the year, each coming during Rodrigo Lopez's starts...Made two appearances at first base, his first games at the position since playing a pair of games there in 2001...Was hit by pitches 11 times, 3rd on the team and tied for 11th in the American League...Was the Orioles' recipient of the MLB Players Alumni Association's Heart and Hustle Award, embodying the values, spirit and traditions of the game...Prior to the season, batted .273 (6-22) with a double and home run for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. 2005 Hernandez was arguably the team's most valuable player when he injured his left wrist diving back into first base at Minnesota on June 17, eventually submitting to surgery on July 29. Always a respected receiver, he was a potent offensive weapon down the stretch, batting .349 with five homers and 20 RBI in 83 at-bats in the last month to help power the Padres to the NL West title. He's a coveted free agent. 2004 Appeared in 111 games for the Padres, batting a career-high .276 with 18 home runs, 13 doubles and 63 RBI... his home run and RBI totals were the second highest in his career... hit three home runs in a five-game span August 20-24... had a seven-game hitting streak, his longest of the season, August 10-20, batting .387 (12-for-31)... from August 10-September 2, hit safely in 16 of 18 games, batting .329 (24-for-73) with five home runs and 17 RBI... while he worked behind the plate, Padres pitchers had a 4.03 ERA (414 ER/925.1 IP)... his .992 fielding percentage (788-of-794) ranked eighth among NL leaders... hit his second career pinch-hit homer in the second game of a doubleheader May 19 at Pittsburgh.
ON THE SHELF: Was sidelined due to a strained left knee suffered in a collision at home plate with Toronto's Howie Clark on June 20... the injury prevented him from catching at least 136 games for the first time in his Major League career... placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 21 and reinstated on July 26, missing a total of 30 games... Padres went 20-10 in that 30 game span.
THE ROAD TO RECOVERY: Played in seven games with Triple-A Portland during a rehabiliation assignment... batted .316 with one double and six RBI for the Beavers.
FIREPOWER: Hit a career-high .276 (106-for-384) with 18 homers and 63 RBI... his 18 home runs represented the third most by a catcher in a single season in franchise history, trailing only Terry Kennedy (21 in 1982) and Gene Tenace (20 in 1979) and tied with Benito Santiago (18 in 1987).
BACK WITH A VENGEANCE: After returning from the disabled list on July 26, went on to hit 11 of his 18 home runs and drive in 38 of his 63 RBI... his 11 homers in that span tied him with Baltimore's Javy Lopez and Kansas City's John Buck for most home runs by a catcher while his RBI total was the second highest trailng only Lopez (40)... his 11 homers also tied Phil Nevin for the Padres lead from July 26 through the end of the season.2003 Was named to his first American League All-Star team and had the best season of his career...posted career highs in at bats (483), runs (70), hits (132), triples (1), home runs (21), RBI (78), hit by pitches (12) and slugging percentage (.458)...his .273 batting average marked the first time he has hit higher than .254 since hitting .279 in 40 games during his rookie season of 1999...became the fifth catcher in the history of the Athletics franchise to hit 20 home runs in a season, joining Mickey Cochrane, Frankie Hayes, Terry Steinbach and Gene Tenace...his 21 home runs were the fourth best single season total in A's history and ranked fourth most among all Major League catchers this year...his 78 RBI were sixth most among M.L. catchers...led the A's in hit by pitches, was third in RBI and tied for third in home runs...continued to be one of the most durable catchers in the game as his 139 games caught led American League catchers, ranked third in the majors and was the third best single season total in Oakland history to his 142 in 2000 and Ray Fosse's 141 in 1973...has now caught 551 games over the last four years which is second most in baseball to Pittsburgh's Jason Kendall (569)...has 591 games caught in his career...in Oakland history, only Terry Steinbach (1050) has caught more games...A's pitchers had a 3.48 ERA with him behind the plate which was the lowest catchers ERA in the A.L., 15 points below the A's overall ERA...it was the lowest catchers ERA in the A.L. since Joe Girardi had a 3.44 ERA for New York in 1997...tossed out just 23 of 96 (24.0&) attempted base stealers and his 73 stolen bases allowed were the most in the AL...his .273 batting average broke down to .302 (101 for 334) against right handed pitchers and .208 (31 for 149) against left handed pitchers...tied for the fifth lowest batting average against left handers in the AL...saw most of his playing time batting sixth in the order where he made a team leading 72 starts...never batted higher than fifth...was 0 for 5 as a pinch hitter and is 3 for 24 (.125) in the pinch in his career...batted .390 (30 for 77) with nine home runs on the first pitch and tied for second in the A.L. in first pitch home runs...the A's were 15-5 in games in which he homered and are 43-14 (.754) in his career when he homers...hit .354 during spring training and he reversed a career trend by having that carry over into the regular season...hit .364 (28 for 77) in 23 games in April, the best one month batting average of his career (.333 in July, 2001)...had a .204 career average in April entering the season...tossed out three attempted base stealers on April 12 at Anaheim, the second time he has done that in his career (August 21, 2001 vs. Cleveland)...matched his career high with a nine-game hitting streak from April 9 to 19 (14 for 30, .467)...had four three-hit games in April after collecting just two three-hit games all year in 2002...finished the year with 10 games of three or more hits which tied for the team lead...was tied for sixth in the A.L. in batting at the end of April but then hit .218 (57 for 261) over a 75-game stretch from May 1 to August 8 which dropped his average down to .251...then had his third career two-homer game and added a career high five RBI on August 9 at Chicago to start a season ending stretch where he hit .324 (47 for 145) with seven home runs and 26 RBI over his final 42 games...had back-to-back three hit games for the second time in his career on June 19 against Texas and June 21 against San Francisco (July 12-13, 2001 vs. Los Angeles)...hit his first career triple in his 523rd game and 1652nd at bat on June 29 at San Francisco...became the first A's catcher to play in an All-Star Game since Terry Steinbach in 1993 and went 0 for 1 on July 15 at Chicago...hit his second career grand slam on August 24 at Toronto, one of two Oakland slams in the game which was a franchise first...was 4 for 13 (.308) with the bases loaded and is now 13 for 41 (.317) with 43 RBI in his career with the bases full...had 18 RBI in August which was his most ever in a month...batted .338 (26 for 77) in September and now has a .272 (89 for 327) career average in September, his best average for any month of the season...matched his career high with a four-hit game on September 15 at Anaheim, the third of his career...two have come against the Angels...started 16 consecutive games at catcher from September 7 to 23, the longest consecutive games started streak by an A's catcher since Mike Heath started 17 consecutive games from August 4-21, 1985...opponents were successful in 19 of their last 21 stolen base attempts off him...batted .368 (21 for 57) against the Rangers with three home runs and 13 RBI in 16 games and now has a .314 (64 for 204) career average against Texas, his best average against any A.L. team. 2002 Continued to be one of the most durable catchers in baseball as he caught 135 games, fourth most in the majors...has now caught 412 games over the last three seasons which is second most in baseball behind Jason Kendall (423)...the 135 games caught tied for the fourth most in one season in Oakland history and he now has three of the five best single season games played total by an Oakland catcher...has caught 452 games in an A's uniform which trails only Terry Steinbach (1050) and Mike Heath (537) in Oakland history...however, his offensive numbers began to tail off as he hit a career low .233...hit just seven home runs after hitting 14 and 15 in the previous two seasons and had 42 RBI after driving in 62 and 60 in the previous two years...had 43 walks however which was a career high...batted .197 (29 for 147) over his first 47 games, .288 (40 for 139) over his next 48 games and .214 (25 for 117) over his final 41 games...was 4 for 8 (.500) with eight RBI with the bases loaded and is now a .321 (9 for 28) career hitter with the bases loaded with 27 RBI...hit best when batting in the nine spot in the order (64 for 248, .258)...batted .194 (30 for 155) in all other spots...committed just seven errors, the lowest total of his three full seasons with the A's...however, the errors tied for third most in the American League among catchers...ranked second among A.L. catchers with 12 double plays, a figure that is second in Oakland history by catchers to his 15 from 2001...tossed out 21 of 66 (31.8%) attempted base stealers, the sixth best percentage in the AL...threw out just 5 of 21 (23.8%) over his first 42 games but then threw out 7 of the next 14 (50.0%) over his next 14 games...continued his trend as a slow starter as he batted just .188 in April...now has a .204 career average in April, his lowest for any month of the season...hit two home runs in the month and both came on April 26 against Chicago, the second two-homer game of his career...then went 63 consecutive at bats without an extra base hit before homering on May 24 against Tampa Bay...finished May with a .203 average...his batting average began to pick up during interleague play as he had four straight two hit games from June 7 to June 10 (8 for 13) against Houston and Milwaukee...hit .273 in June and, after batting .255 in July, hit .273 in August...had a season best eight-game hitting streak from August 2 to 11 (10 for 25, .400) which was one short of his career high...the hitting streak pushed his average to a season high .241...his first five home runs were solo shots before hitting a three-run shot on August 6 at Boston...the home run came in a 9-1 win and the A's were 4-2 in games in which he homered this year...are 16-4 when he homers over the last two years...the home run also came at night and all seven of his home runs came under the lights...started 13 consecutive games at catcher from August 13 to 26, the most consecutive games started by an A's catcher since Terry Steinbach started 13 straight from April 20 to May 5, 1993...streak ended when Greg Myers started on August 27 but Hernandez then started each of the next 12 games...ended up starting 38 of the A's last 43 games at catcher...hit .209 in September...final home run of the season came on September 24 at Seattle...now has eight home runs and 35 RBI in his career against Seattle, both his best figures against any team...posted his best batting averages in 2002 against Kansas City (.412) and New York (.391)...started all five games at catcher in the ALDS against Minnesota and was 1 for 17...the hit in Game 3 snapped a 0 for 22 streak in the post-season...has started 14 of the A's 15 post-season games over the last three years at catcher.Career: