Reports are circulating that the Mets are trying to trade for Rockies veteran catcher Ramon Hernandez when he comes of the D.L. soon. He is currently on a rehab assignment coming back from a hand injury. Hernandez is expendable because Wilin Rosario has taken over as the Rockies everyday catcher. Hernandez, 36, is hitting .215 with four homers and 15 RBIs in 93 at-bats. Hernandez has $3.2 million salaries this year and in 2013.
Sources are reporting that Sandy Alderson is trying to get lefty reliever Matt Reynolds added to the deal. The Rockies had tried to acquire Justin Turner last year, and may still have some interest. The Mets would not have to part with any top prospects to make this deal, but some B-level prospects names have been bandied around. Players like shortstop Wilfredo Tovar, right-handed fire-baller Domingo Tapia, center-fielder Matt den Dekker, and lefty reliever Josh Edgin.
Reynolds is a 6’5″ lefty who is currently 3-0 with a 3.38 ERA in 37.1 innings pitched, with a 35/9 K/BB ratio.