Mar 20, 2012; Peoria, AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez (55) is tended to by team trainer and manager Jim Tracy after being hit by a pitch during the second inning against the San Diego Padres at Peoria Stadium. Hernandez left the game. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE
Colorado Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez is out for the remainder of the season after tearing a hamstring that will require surgery, according to a report.
Colorado Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez is done for the season and will have surgery on his torn left hamstring next week, according to a report from Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post.
Hernandez popped the hamstring during Colorado's 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night, according to Saunders, and had a second MRI on Wednesday following one on Tuesday that determined a tear in his left distal hamstring tendon will require surgery.
The 36-year-old catcher was plagued with injuries -- tendinitis the other major debilitating one, according to the report -- this season, ending up with a .217 batting average in 184 at-bats, five home runs and 28 RBI in 52 games for the Rockies.
Hernandez was, however, instrumental in mentoring Colorado's young catcher Wilin Rosario along the way.
From Saunders' report:
He (Hernandez) spent countless hours counseling rookie catcher Wilin Rosario. He never let Rosario off the hook either, constantly telling him he had to improve his defense.