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Jonathan Herrera: Elects free agency
Herrera elected free agency, according to MLB.com. Herrera was on the Cubs' active roster for the entire 2015 regular season, though he didn't receive a plate appearance over the last three weeks. The versatile infielder will look to catch on with another team, most likely on a minor league contract.
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
Cubs' Jonathan Herrera blasts first home run since 2013 Thursday
Cubs infielder Jonathan Herrera launched his first home run of the season in the 6-1 win over the Mets on Thursday. Herrera's two-run home run in the sixth inning off Jacob deGrom gave the Cubs a 4-1 lead at the time. This was Herrera's first longball in nearly two years. His last home run prior to Thursday came on July 7, 2013. Herrera was getting a spot start at third base on Thursday, allowing Kris Bryant to have the afternoon off.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Cubs' Jonathan Herrera replaces Addison Russell at second base again
Cubs second baseman Jonathan Herrera starts the second straight game on Sunday. Herrera replaces Addison Russell, who had started 10 straight going into the weekend. Herrera starts his ninth game at second base and will bat last in the order.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Cubs move Russell to SS with Castro receiving first breather of season
After playing the first 53 games of the season, Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro received his first day off this season against the Nationals on Saturday. As a result, Addison Russell will get his first career start at shortstop, per the team's official website. Castro is hitting .220 (9 for 41) with a home run and an RBI over his last 11 games played. With Russell at shortstop, manager Joe Maddon moved Jonathan Herrera to second base. He will bat seventh, while Russell will bat last. Russell is hitting just .158 (3 for 19) with an RBI over his last six games.
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
Cubs' Jonathan Herrera gets start at second base
Cubs infielder Jonathan Herrera will start at second base on Sunday for the Cubs with Addison Russell getting the day off. He will bat ninth, with starting pitcher Jason Hammel hitting eighth. Herrera is slashing .220/.238/.268 for the season. The rest of the Cubs' lineup is the same from Saturday.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Cubs third baseman Mike Olt out of the lineup again Wednesday
Cubs third baseman Mike Olt is out of the starting lineup for the fourth straight game Wednesday against the Reds, the team announced. Olt is dealing with a wrist injury and is hitting just .154 on 13 at-bats to start the year. Jonathan Herrera will again take his place at third and bat ninth in the order.
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
Cubs 3B Olt (wrist) out of lineup, Herrera gets start
Cubs third baseman Mike Olt will not start Sunday, one day after getting hit by a pitch on his wrist that required X-rays, according to MLB.com, with Jonathan Herrera getting the nod at third base. The X-rays on Olt were negative, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Saturday that if the wrist remained sore, Olt might not play. Herrera made the Cubs roster with a strong spring training after signing with the team as a free agent in the offseason. He hit .233 in 90 at-bats with Boston last year and has one at-bat in two games this year. Olt said that he woke up without any swelling in the wrist and felt good after taking some batting practice swings, noting that he could come off the bench if need be.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Jonathan Herrera, Matt Szczur make Cubs Opening Day roster
The Cubs selected the contract of infielder Jonathan Herrera Sunday, awarding him a spot on the team's Opening Day roster. Matt Szczur has also made the team as a reserve outfielder. Herrera hit .293/.341/.317 in 41 spring at-bats to earn a roster spot. Szczur hit .354/.426/.792 with five home runs, nine RBI and three stolen bases in 48 spring at-bats. Outfielder Ryan Sweeney was designated for assignment Sunday to clear a 40-man roster spot for Herrera.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Cubs sign Jonathan Herrera to minor-league deal
The Cubs have signed shortstop Jonathan Herrera to a minor-league deal. Herrera hit .233/.307/.289 in 90 at-bats with Boston last season.
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Jonathan Herrera to become free agent
The Red Sox announced Monday shortstop Jonathan Herrera was removed from the 40-man roster and outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket. As a result, Herrera will now be a free agent. During six MLB seasons, Herrera is a career.263 hitter.