GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Reds catcher Ramon Hernandez returned to camp Wednesday after missing two days. Hernandez was in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., taking his exam to become a United States citizen.
Hernandez, a Venezuelan, passed his test without any issues. All that stands between him and becoming an American citizen is the swearing-in ceremony and he will have his U.S. passport.
"I already live here and I have my life here," Hernandez said. "My kids are U.S. citizens and my wife is a U.S. citizen. I'm the only one left. I feel like I've got to do it because I live here."
Hernandez notched the Reds' first hit of the game vs. the White Sox on Wednesday with a two-out double to left field off Brian Bruney in the fourth inning.