The Indians have re-signed pitcher Hector Rondon to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to spring training. The team also signed free agent shortstop Luis Hernandez to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to spring training.
Rondon has a record of 36-36 with a 3.88 ERA in 120 games (113 starts). The Guatire, Venezuela native has been limited to 41.2 innings pitched the last three seasons since 2010 after undergoing a pair of right elbow surgeries. He is currently pitching the Venezuelan Winter League for Caracas and has compiled six straight scoreless appearances since October 23.
Hernandez spent most of the 2012 season at Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, Round Rock, where he hit .262 with 23 doubles, 6 triples, 8 homers and 70 RBI's in 129 games. He appeared in 113 games at shortstop and 15 games at second base.
The Quibor, Venezuela native also appeared in 2 games with Texas from August 24-27 when Michael Young went on the Paternity List, going 0-for-2.
The switch-hitter owns a career minor league batting average of .254 with 31 homers and 402 RBI's in 1094 games.
He began his career in the Atlanta organization and has also appeared in 122 Major League games since 2007 with Baltimore, Kansas City, New York Mets and Texas.