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Red Sox's Ronaldo Hernandez: Reassigned to minor-league camp
The Red Sox reassigned Hernandez to minor-league camp Friday.
Hernandez spent all of last season in Triple-A Worcester, slashing .261/.297/.451 with 17 homers and 63 RBI through 437 plate appearances. The 25-year-old backstop struggled this spring, however, and will likely stay put in Triple-A for 2023.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Ronaldo Hernandez: Outrighted to Triple-A
Hernandez cleared waivers and was optioned to Triple-A Worcester on Friday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
After he was designated for assignment, Hernandez went through waivers unclaimed and will now head to Triple-A. The move opens another spot on the 40-man roster for Boston. In 105 games with Worcester last season, Hernandez produced a .261 average with 17 homers, 63 RBI and 50 runs over 410 at-bats and could be an option at backstop for the Red Sox in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Ronaldo Hernandez: Heads back to minors
Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Worcester on Tuesday, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.
The 24-year-old was promoted Monday after the Red Sox shipped off Christian Vazquez, but the team acquired Reese McGuire from the White Sox on Tuesday. Hernandez didn't make his big-league debut during his day with the team and will return to Worcester, where he has a .279/.302/.462 slash line in 74 games this year.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Ronaldo Hernandez: Up after Vazquez trade
Hernandez was recalled from Triple-A Worcester on Monday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
The 24-year-old backstop is hitting .279/.302/.462 with 10 home runs, 60 strikeouts and 10 walks in 74 games at Triple-A. Boston just traded away Christian Vazquez and traded for Reese McGuire, so Hernandez may only be up as a short-term backup behind Kevin Plawecki as it waits for McGuire to join the team.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Ronaldo Hernandez: Sent back to Triple-A
Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Worcester on Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
The 24-year-old was promoted from Worcester on Tuesday, but Christian Vazquez (illness) ended up spending only one day on the COVID-19 injured list. Hernandez has yet to make his MLB debut, and he may not receive that opportunity this year.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Ronaldo Hernandez: Call-up official
The Red Sox recalled Hernandez from Triple-A Worcester on Tuesday, Steve Hewitt of the Boston Herald reports.
He'll serve as the backup catcher behind Connor Wong, who will receive his first start of the season Tuesday against the Blue Jays after top backstop Christian Vazquez (illness) joined Kevin Plawecki (illness) on the COVID-19-related injured list earlier in the day. As Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe notes, both Vazquez and Plawecki are vaccinated, so the Red Sox will hope that at least one of the two is able to clear the MLB's testing protocols in fairly quick fashion. Whenever one of Vazquez or Plawecki is back in action, Hernandez will likely be sent back to Worcester.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Ronaldo Hernandez: Heading to Boston
Hernandez will be promoted from Triple-A Worcester to Boston ahead of Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
The Red Sox called up catcher Connor Wong on Monday to replace Kevin Plawecki (illness), who was placed on the COVID-19 injury list, so the news that Hernandez is heading to Boston set off speculation about more positive test results. The Red Sox are expected to provide an update at some point Tuesday. Hernandez, 24, is batting .143 (4-for-28) over seven games for the WooSox. He crushed 16 home runs over 99 games in 2021 between Double-A Portland and Worcester.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Ronaldo Hernandez: Optioned to Triple-A
Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Worcester on Sunday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Hernandez has been in big-league camp with the Red Sox but will unsurprisingly start the season at the Triple-A level. He received a late promotion to Worcester in 2021 but spent most of the campaign at Double-A Portland, where he hit .280/.319/.506 with 16 home runs, 26 doubles and 52 RBI in 92 games.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Ronaldo Hernandez: Dealt to Boston
The Red Sox acquired Hernandez and infielder Nick Sogard from the Rays on Wednesday in exchange for pitchers Jeffrey Springs and Chris Mazza, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Though he has yet to play above the High-A level, Hernandez, 23, was included in the Rays' 60-man roster pool in 2020 and was believed to factor into the Rays' long-term catching plans. The Rays' decision to move on from him while getting back two fringe MLB pitchers seemingly implies otherwise, but Hernandez should still have a decent outlook in Boston. Since Christian Vazquez is under club control through at least 2022 and should remain the Red Sox's No. 1 catcher, look for Hernandez to spend most of the upcoming campaign at Double-A Portland or Triple-A Worcester, where he'll be able to play on a regular basis. Through his first three seasons in the professional ranks, Hernandez has slashed .287/.333/.459 with 35 home runs and a 19-for-25 success rate on stolen-base attempts.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Ronaldo Hernandez: In postseason player pool
Hernandez was named to the Rays' 40-man postseason player pool Monday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Hernandez is considered the Rays' top catching prospect and has gotten valuable experience at both the team's alternate training site in Port Charlotte and various taxi squad stints this season. The inclusion on the 40-man playoff pool still leaves Hernandez with almost no chance of seeing any game action outside of a rash of injuries ahead of him, but it's another opportunity for the backstop of the future to spend time around the big-league club.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Ronaldo Hernandez: Gets taxi squad nod
Hernandez has been added to the Rays' taxi squad that will go on the team's 10-game road trip that begins Monday in Boston, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
The young backstop will serve as an emergency option behind Mike Zunino and Michael Perez during that stretch, with veteran catcher Kevan Smith having been designated for assignment Sunday. Hernandez has yet to play above High-A ball, but he looked good during summer camp with some impressive home runs in intrasquad games. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports manager Kevin Cash is aware Hernandez would be making a big leap if called upon, but he believes the 22-year-old is prepared for the challenge. "We've got a lot of positive vibes on Ronaldo," Cash said. "Not sure if this is the most ideal situation for him right now to be put in that position, but either way you're always concerned about your depth, especially at that position."... See More ... See Less
Rays' Ronaldo Hernandez: Working at alternate training site
Although Hernandez did not make it onto the Opening Day roster, he impressed during the latter stages of summer camp and could be an option at the big-league level later in the season, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
The 22-year-old backstop has never played above the High-A level, but he's demonstrated some impressive pop over his first three minor-league stops with 101 extra-base hits (61 doubles, five triples, 35 home runs) across 266 games. He also showed plenty against big-league arms as camp wound down, with Toribio reporting Hernandez slugged a double and single off Ryan Yarbrough in Monday's intrasquad scrimmage and then followed it up with a towering homer off Trevor Richards and RBI double against Shane McClanahan the following day. The Rays are currently set behind the dish with Mike Zunino, Michael Perez and Kevan Smith, but if Hernandez continues to show well at the team's alternate training site in Port Charlotte, it appears he may have an outside chance at making the leap all the way up to the major-league squad.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Ronaldo Hernandez: Should be in player pool
Hernandez is expected to be part of the Rays' 60-man player pool that will report to the team's summer camp, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Hernandez hit just .188 (3-for-16) in Grapefruit League play before spring training was suspended, but he'll apparently have a chance to continue gaining experience against some big-league talent throughout the 2020 season as part of a taxi squad. The promising backstop, who's already on the 40-man roster, will likely report to Port Charlotte, one of the Rays' two summer camp sites. Although Hernandez has yet to play above the High-A level, he's considered the likely future at catcher in the organization.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Ronaldo Hernandez: Dispatched to minors camp
The Rays optioned Hernandez to Triple-A Durham on Monday.
Considering Hernandez hasn't played above the High-A level, he was never a likely candidate to break camp with the big club. He'll likely see ample work in intrasquad games over the next week before minor-league exhibitions begin March 18.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Ronaldo Hernandez: Protected from Rule 5 draft
Hernandez was added to the Rays' 40-man roster Wednesday.
This protects him from the Rule 5 draft. Hernandez is at least a full year away from the majors and maybe a couple years away, given the fact he has a lot of work to do as a defensive catcher.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Ronaldo Hernandez: Gets Futures Game nod
Hernandez received an invite to the 2019 All-Star Futures Game on Friday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Hernandez is considered the Rays' top catching prospect and is putting together a solid campaign at the plate with High-A Charlotte. The 21-year-old is slashing .264/.298/.404 with 17 extra-base hits (10 doubles, two triples, five home runs) and 32 RBI across 55 games with the Stone Crabs during what is his first season at the High-A level.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 185 lbs|
|Birthplace: Arjona, Colombia|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|