Herrmann exercised his opt-out clause and became a free agent Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Herrmann's minor-league deal gave him the right to opt out if he weren't on the club's big-league roster. Herrmann was sent to the Rays' alternate camp site in early July, and there didn't seem to be much reason to believe he'd get big-league opportunities any time soon. As a 32-year-old with a career .205/.282/.344 slash line, Herrmann is unlikely to be in high demand on the open market.

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