The 35-year-old Venezuelan backstop, who played the last three seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, enjoyed a solid season last year when he hit .282 with 12 homers and 36 RBI over 91 games. The terms of his new deal have not been disclosed due to team policy and apparently no one gives a crap enough to leak them.
Over 13 major league seasons, Hernández has played with four different organizations, not counting Colorado. The 2003 All-Star, who owns a career .990 fielding percentage, was in luck this offseason since the Rockies traded catcher Chris Iannetta to the Los Angeles Angels for right-hander Tyler Chatwood late in November. However, Hernandez will have his work cut out for him when he competes for a starting job this spring with youngsters Wilin Rosario and Jordan Pacheco.
Good luck, buddy! In other words, if you bet on sports don't bet on Hernández being the Rockies' starting catcher in 2012.