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Thursday, July 11, 2013
Ramon Hernandez, 2006 Upper Deck SP Authentic #3
It may just be the end of the line for sluggish ex-Orioles catcher Ramon Hernandez. Razor Ramon played in just 52 games for the Rockies last year, batting .217 with a .247 on-base percentage and a .353 slugging percentage. He opened 2013 as the backup to A. J. Ellis with the Dodgers, but was released last month after hitting .208/.291/.438 in 17 games. Hernandez signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays on June 29, but was released ten days later. He had managed just two singles in 19 at-bats with Toronto's AAA affiliate in Buffalo. At 37 years of age, it's hard to imagine him getting many other opportunities. If he really is done, he can be proud of a 15-year major league career that included 25 games of postseason experience.
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.