Herrera (foot) was noncommittal when asked about his status for Opening Day, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. "I'm working on it. It's a process," the reliever said. Herrera is still working his way back from season-ending surgery that he underwent last September to repair a torn ligament in his left foot. While the veteran right-hander recently resumed throwing and is scheduled for regular bullpen work, his status for the start of the season remains up in the air. Even if Herrera isn't ready to go by Opening Day, it doesn't sound like he'll be too far behind. Once healthy, it's unclear whether Herrera or Alex Colome will serve as the White Sox's primary closer.
Herrera's foot has recovered to the point that he's ready to resume throwing, James Fegan of The Athletic reports. Injuries limited Herrera to just 44.1 innings last season, though he was effective when healthy, finishing with a 2.44 ERA. He underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left foot in early September but appears to be on track for Opening Day. It remains to be seen whether he or Alex Colome will be the primary closer on the south side of Chicago this season.
Herrera (foot) is "very optimistic" that he will begin spring training without any restrictions, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Herrera underwent season-ending surgery in September to repair a torn ligament in his left foot, but it doesn't sound like the issue is expected to affect his status for the start of the 2019 season. The veteran right-hander, who signed a two-year deal with the White Sox earlier in the week, should compete with Alex Colome for the closer's role this spring. Herrera posted a combined 2.44 ERA and 38:10 K:BB in 44.1 innings split between the Royals and Nationals in 2018.
Herrera (foot) signed a two-year, $18 million contract with the White Sox on Monday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports. The deal also includes a third-year vesting option. Herrera is set to return to the AL Central, where he spent the first six and a half seasons of his career with the Royals before being traded to Washington in June of 2018. He appeared in 48 games for the Royals and Nationals last season, notching a combined 2.44 ERA and 38:10 K:BB across 44.1 innings. He notched a 2.69 FIP with the Royals, but that mark spiked to 5.68 with the Nationals, as he battled a shoulder injury in August. Herrera then underwent season-ending surgery in September to repair a torn ligament in his left foot. Given his prior experience in the ninth inning, Herrera should compete with Alex Colome for the closer's role this spring.
Herrera underwent season-ending surgery Thursday to repair a torn ligament in his left foot, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. A timeline for Herrera's recovery hasn't been revealed, but the Nationals relayed that the reliever's procedure went as expected. The foot injury spells a disappointing end to a bounce-back campaign for Herrera, who submitted a 2.44 ERA and 1.20 WHIP and notched 17 saves in 19 chances over his 48 appearances between Kansas City and Washington.