Herrera went 0-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in Thursday's season opener with Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 31-year-old third baseman's Opening Day struggles aren't much of a surprise considering his spring training performance. He went 10-for-51 with nine runs scored, four RBI and a 4:9 BB:K rate, and found himself in Triple-A to start the season because of it. That said, it is not outside the realm of possibility for him to make his way to the majors at some point this season if his performance improves.
Herrera signed a minor-league deal with the Dodgers that includes an invite to spring training, the Los Angeles Daily News' J.P. Hoornstra reports. He originally signed with the Dodgers back in 2003 when he left the Dominican Republic, so it is a homecoming of sorts for Herrera. The 30-year-old spent the last two years playing for the Brewers, but it will be a lot tougher for him to find playing time with the big league club in Los Angeles.
Herrera was not tendered a contract by the Brewers. Aramis Ramirez's departure opened up regular playing time for Herrera in the second half, but the 30-year-old underwhelmed for the most part before a knee injury ended his season in mid-September. Look for him to at least attend spring training with another club, assuming the knee is back close to 100 percent by then.
Brewers infielder Elian Herrera (knee) is not in the lineup Tuesday. Herrera hasn't played since Sept. 19 when he collided with outfielder Shane Peterson while both players were trying to track down an errant fly ball. It's unclear if, or when, he will make a return to the Brewers this season.
Brewers third baseman Elian Herrera (knee) is not in the lineup Wednesday. Neither Herrera nor Shane Peterson has found themselves back in the lineup after colliding with one another during a game this weekend. It's fair to question if either player will return this season, however, more news regarding both players' injuries should be available later in the week.