Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman reported that Ramon Hernandez was claimed off of waivers by an unknown club and then pulled back by the Reds. That means that Hernandez is staying for the rest of the season. He can not be exposed to trade waivers again.
It’s an interesting situation for the Reds. Obviously, Devin Mesoraco would have been the beneficiary of a Hernandez departure. But if Hernandez is classified as a Type A free agent this fall, as reports say he projects, the Reds would get Draft picks if he goes elsewhere.
Reds lineup vs. Nationals
*Apologies for the lack of blogging lately, especially postgame. It’s becoming harder to come up with topical information that differentiates from the game stories I write on MLB.com. Same with pre-game. I do not see the point in overlapping with the same information on both the web site and the blog. Of course, breaking news will always come first here and on Twitter.
If there are ways to keep this blog relevant and interesting to you in a way that it doesn’t detract from my regular duties putting quality content on the main site, I’m open to ideas.