Herrera is hitting just .231/.278/.359 with three homers in 129 plate appearances at Triple-A Louisville. He's also 0-for-3 in stolen base attempts. As much as Jose Peraza has struggled, Herrera has done nothing to convince the Reds to promote him. In fact, Scooter Gennett is a far greater threat to Peraza's playing time than Herrera.
Herrera is hitting .188/.235/.313 with one home run, one double and a 2:7 BB:K in 32 at-bats for Triple-A Louisville. He missed the first game of the year with a shoulder injury, but is back manning the keystone for the Bats. Herrera will likely need an injury at the big-league level to see a promotion, especially if he isn't forcing the issue.
Herrera (shoulder) was not in the lineup for Triple-A Louisville's season opener on Thursday night. This despite the fact that the Bats were able to field a DH on Thursday night. Herrera was sent to the Reds' minor-league camp during spring training relatively early because of his inability to play the field due to his shoulder injury.
Herrera (shoulder) will be sent to the Reds' minor league camp, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The move signals that the second baseman is still unable to throw and will continue to be limited to a DH role moving forward. Pitchers begin seeing at-bats this coming weekend, so he would likely see more playing opportunities at a lower level. Despite the early setback, look for Herrera to be in the running for major league action at some point later this season.
Herrera (shoulder) has resumed throwing activities but is still limited to being the designated hitter, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Herrera was held back from throwing early in camp due to soreness in his right shoulder, but he has since resumed his throwing program. He has DH'd in eight games so far, which is promising for the once-heralded Mets prospect, but manager Bryan Price noted "It'll probably still be a little while. I couldn't even put a timetable on it." It could be another couple weeks before he is back at second base, which could eventually hurt his chances at making the roster out of camp.