Herrera was reassigned to minor league camp Thursday. The 24-year-old pieced together a solid season at Double-A Hartford last season, but an average spring showing paired with little prospect pedigree punched his ticket back to the minor leagues. Herrera will likely split time between Double-A and Triple-A this season.
Herrera received a invitation to Rockies spring training Thursday. The 24-year-old slashed .292/.374/.379 with Double-A Hartford in 2016, adding 36 stolen bases in 44 attempts as well. He's likely to begin next season with Triple-A Albuquerque.
Herrera signed a minor league contract with the Rockies on Friday. He spent the entire season at Double-A Hartford, batting .292/.374/.379 with 36 steals while playing exclusively in the outfield corners. Herrera broke into professional baseball as a shortstop but his days of playing the infield seem to be over. While he's displayed a good approach at the plate, his bat does not profile especially well in the corners at the major league level.
Herrera received an invitation to spring training Thursday. Herrera spent another season with High-A Modesto, but considering he only batted .260 last season, he'll likely head back to the minors for more seasoning after spring training.
Herrera has re-signed with the Rockies on a minor league deal, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. The former highly touted prospect did not play above the High-A level in 2015 and was ultimately non-tendered by the Rockies after the season. He'll rejoin the club on a minor league deal, though there is no word yet on whether he'll receive an invite to spring training.