Herrmann has elected free agency. Herrmann was outrighted off the Phillies' roster earlier this month. He was 1-2 with a 8.40 ERA and a 14:5 K:BB in 15 innings with the Phillies this past season. He will be looking for a minor league deal this winter.
Herrmann was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday. Hermann split time between Triple-A and the majors in 2016, but he failed to carry his minor league success with him to Philadelphia, thus leaving him without a 40-man roster spot. The 32-year-old will likely act as organizational depth moving forward.
Herrmann (1-2) fired two perfect innings in Friday's 5-4 extra-inning victory over the Marlins. He was masterful over his brief time on the mound, firing 13 of 18 pitches for strikes. Herrmann has largely struggled this season, giving up at least one earned run in five of his nine appearances in 2016. He's settled down some in September, now posting a solid 3.18 ERA over 5.2 innings during the month to date.
Herrmann was tagged with his second loss after giving up a solo home run to the Nationals' Trea Turner in the bottom of the ninth Friday. Herrmann had pitched a clean eighth inning, but manager Pete Mackanin left him in for the ninth rather than going with Edubray Ramos, Hector Neris or Jeanmar Gomez because of their recent heavy workload. Herrmann has shown a propensity for giving up home runs thus far, having allowed four in seven games since his promotion from the minors.
Herrmann was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. The Phillies optioned Elvis Araujo on Wednesday, clearing a spot on the roster for Herrmann to join the major league squad for the first time this season. The 32-year-old has made 27 appearances at Triple-A, where he holds a 1.72 ERA and 0.96 WHIP across 31.1 innings.
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