Ramon Hernandez C KC 7 Months

Ramon Hernandez has opted out of his contract but will stay with the Royals to work out, reports FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

Hernandez is allowed to sign a big league deal elsewhere and skip town any time he likes, but it seems highly unlikely he'll find one. It's possible he could return to Kansas City on a minor league deal and hang around Triple-A Omaha in case injuries strike. Hernandez, who turns 38 in May, hit .208/.291/.438 over 17 games with the Dodgers last season and also spent some time with the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate.

Ramon Hernandez C KC 7 Months

Ramon Hernandez has yet to catch this spring due to a sore knee.

The veteran has been limited to first base duty so far but is expected to begin catching soon. "We'll see how he feels," Royals manager Ned Yost said. Hernandez is competing for the backup catcher job and the injury certainly isn't helping his chances.

Ramon Hernandez C KC 10 Months

Royals signed C Ramon Hernandez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Hernandez, who turns 38 in May, hit .208/.291/.438 over 17 games with the Dodgers last season and also spent some time with the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate. He'll have to beat out Brett Hayes for the backup catcher job in Kansas City.

Ramon Hernandez C KC Jul 09 '13

Blue Jays released C Ramon Hernandez.

Hernandez signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays on June 30 and then went 2-for-19 in five games at Triple-A Buffalo. The 37-year-old catcher will presumably try to latch on with a new organization.

Ramon Hernandez C KC Jun 30 '13

Blue Jays signed C Ramon Hernandez to a minor league contract, assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

Hernandez had been released by the Dodgers last week. He'll provide some nice depth in the minors for the Jays.

Ramon Hernandez C KC Jun 22 '13

Dodgers released C Ramon Hernandez.

Hernandez was designated for assignment by the Dodgers last week with a .208/.291/.438 batting line. Veteran catchers are always in demand, so this likely isn't the last we've heard from the 37-year-old.

Ramon Hernandez C KC Jun 14 '13

Dodgers designated C Ramon Hernandez for assignment.

The Dodgers have chosen to keep Tim Federowicz around as A.J. Ellis' backup instead. Hernandez has batted only .208/.291/.438 with three homers this season but shouldn't have trouble catching on elsewhere.

Ramon Hernandez C KC May 31 '13

Ramon Hernandez homered, doubled and walked against the Angels on Thursday.

The Dodgers called up Tim Federowicz before the game, freeing up Hernandez for DH duties. That aspect of it worked out. What didn't work was Don Mattingly's decision to hit Federowicz ahead of Hernandez; he went 0-for-4.

Ramon Hernandez C KC May 22 '13

Making his first appearance in 15 days, Ramon Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a homer and two walks on Wednesday.

Manager Don Mattingly made it obvious he prefers Tim Federowicz to Hernandez as A.J. Ellis' backup, but with Federowicz back in Triple-A, he had no choice but to give Hernandez just his second start in May and sixth of the season. Hernandez came through in a big way, but we'll see if that makes any difference to Mattingly.

Ramon Hernandez C KC Mar 28 '13

Rockies designated C Ramon Hernandez for assignment.

He lost out to Yorvit Torrealba for the right to back up Wilin Rosario. The Rockies will try to trade Hernandez and shouldn't have much trouble finding a taker as long as they are willing to eat most of his salary. He's still very capable of being someone's backup.