Reds get Hernandez from Orioles for Freel

Updated: December 10, 2008, 11:19 AM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- The Cincinnati Reds plugged a hole behind the plate, acquiring Ramon Hernandez from the Baltimore Orioles for frustrated utilityman Ryan Freel and two minor leaguers Tuesday.

The rebuilding Orioles also receive infield prospects Justin Turner and Brandon Waring. As part of the deal, Baltimore will give Cincinnati cash to offset part of Hernandez's contract. He is owed $8.5 million next year.

"Ramon is a guy we put high on our list and stayed with it," Reds general ...

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