Catcher Ramon Hernandez’s job description with the Colorado Rockies in 2012 is to mentor both the young pitching staff and his green backups behind the plate.
The Colorado Rockies have bolstered their depth at catcher, agreeing to a $6.4 million, two-year contract with veteran Ramon Hernandez.
The Los Angeles Angels have acquired catcher Chris Iannetta from the Colorado Rockies in a trade for right-hander Tyler Chatwood.
“This was one of those special days when everything lined up and we came out on top,” catcher Chris Iannetta said Sunday after the Rockies set a team record with 25 hits in a 19-3 rout of the Houston Astros.
Colorado racked up 13 hits, but stranded nine runners on the bases, leading to a 9-4 loss to the NL West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy implored his team to pick up their play in a closed-door meeting before the game. The message quickly sank in.
Chris Iannetta homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs and Juan Nicasio pitched seven solid innings in his major league debut as the scuffling Colorado Rockies routed the St. Louis Cardinals 15-4 on Saturday night.
Jason Hammel shook off a leadoff home run to pitch seven strong innings and Chris Iannetta backed him with a three-run homer Saturday night in the Colorado Rockies’ 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one … Colorado Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta will get his chance to be the team’s starter behind the plate.