It seems that he is healthy enough to hit, but not take the field, suggesting that the "general soreness" he is dealing with is lower-body soreness. Considering he has not been placed on the minor league DL and has been used regularly as a pinch hitter, he should return to the field in the near future. Herrera is a prime candidate to receive a September call-up, as he is generally seen as big league ready and he is on the 40-man roster. However, with Brandon Phillips still in the picture, playing time may be hard to come by for Herrera in September.
Herrera has sat out the last few games for Triple-A Louisville due to general soreness, Zach Buchanan from the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Herrera and Jose Peraza were both sent down after the trade deadline ostensibly to play together up the middle, so this is a setback. He was available to pinch-run Sunday night.
The Mets agreed to trade
Herrera's name was not included in initial reports of the deal, but the Reds and Mets reworked the trade after one of the minors leaguers involved was flagged during the medical review process. Herrera has hit .276/.327/.462 with 13 homers and six steals in 86 games with Triple-A Las Vegas this season, but is limited defensively to second base.
The 22-year-old second baseman is hitting .277/.331/.471 with 13 home runs in 346 at-bats in the Pacific Coast League. He would offer some short-term infield depth for the Mets if they choose to recall him Wednesday. It's not a lock that Herrera would see steady playing time in the short term, as he is strictly a second baseman and the Mets have seemed unwilling to try Neil Walker at third base.
After a slow start, Herrera is up to .301/.327/.515 in 27 games for the 51s. The plan as of now seems to be to let Neil Walker, a free agent after the season, walk and turn second base over to Herrera in 2017. A lot can change between now and then, but another strong year in the minors by Herrera would go a long way toward locking up that job.
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|2012||ASX-State College Spikes||7||28||7||9||1||1||1||2||1||6||1||0||.345||.536||.321|
|2013||AFX-West Virginia Power||109||423||69||112||27||3||11||56||37||110||11||6||.330||.421||.265|
|2013||AFX-Savannah Sand Gnats||7||19||6||6||0||0||0||4||3||6||3||0||.417||.316||.316|
|2014||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||67||283||48||87||16||2||3||23||18||44||14||3||.355||.410||.307|
|2015||AAA-Las Vegas 51s||81||327||68||107||23||2||11||50||28||59||13||9||.382||.511||.327|
|2015||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||3||11||1||5||2||0||0||0||--||3||0||0||.455||.636||.455|
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