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July 18, 2019 04:20 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Remains on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann sits for the third straight game Thursday against the Twins, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Herrmann had seemed to be moving into the primary catcher spot, starting three of four contests, but he's now been on the bench for three in a row, with Josh Phegley starting on each occasion. The playing-time split may still take some time to figure out, as Herrmann has only been back from the injured list for 12 games.

July 17, 2019 01:24 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Out again Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Mariners.

Herrmann will remain on the bench for a second consecutive game with another left-hander in Tommy Milone slated to cover the bulk of innings for the Mariners on Wednesday. In his place, Josh Phegley is starting behind the dish and hitting ninth.

July 16, 2019 06:16 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Gets night off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners.

Herrmann had started three of his team's last four contests entering the day, but he'll take a seat for Tuesday's series opener. Josh Phegley will handle the catching duties and bat ninth with Herrmann on the bench.

July 14, 2019 03:56 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Edging past Phegley on depth chart
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann will start at catcher and bat eighth Sunday against the White Sox, Martin Gallegos of reports.

Herrmann will step in behind the dish for the third time in four games and may have overtaken Josh Phegley for Oakland's primary catching duties. Since returning from the 60-day injured list July 2, Herrmann has gone 6-for-17 with a home run, a double, six RBI and three runs in five games.

July 5, 2019 07:32 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Continues tear in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann went 4-for-4 with an RBI single, a double and a run in a win over the Twins on Thursday.

The momentum Herrmann built up during a successful rehab assignment at Triple-A Las Vegas has carried over into his first taste of major-league action in 2019. The veteran backstop has gone a blistering 5-for-7 with a home run and five RBI over his first two starts of the season, helping him immediately make a case for a significant role behind the plate. Fellow catcher Nick Hundley (knee/back) is reportedly making quick progress in his recovery while on the injured list as well, so it remains to be seen how the personnel logjam at catcher will shake out once Hundley's ready to return.

July 3, 2019 03:00 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Makes history in return from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann went 1-for-3 with a walk and a grand slam in Tuesday's 8-6 win over the Twins.

Sidelined since spring training after undergoing knee surgery, Herrmann was activated from the IL earlier in the day and crushed a Jake Odorizzi fastball in the fourth inning for what proved to be the game-winning homer. Herrmann became the first player in history to hit a grand slam in his first game in an Oakland uniform in the process. With Josh Phegley coming off a .224/.260/.373 performance in June, the door is open for Herrmann to seize the strong side of a catching platoon for the A's.

July 2, 2019 09:12 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Back from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann (knee) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Tuesday.

Herrmann is finally ready for his Athletics debut after recovering from March knee surgery. He showed some promise with a .743 OPS for the Mariners last season, though it's unclear how much playing time he'll be able to claw away from Josh Phegley, who owns a .774 OPS this year. Beau Taylor was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear a spot on the 25-man roster, while Marco Estrada (back) was transferred to the 60-day injured list to clear a spot on the 40-man.

July 2, 2019 02:20 AM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Hot at plate in rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann (knee) is 11-for-26 with two home runs, six RBI, a walk and eight runs over his last six rehab games with Triple-A Las Vegas.

Not only has the veteran catcher seemingly hit his stride at the plate, he's also already caught back-to-back full games. Herrmann managed the feat Friday against Fresno and Saturday against Reno, a notable accomplishment considering Athletics manager Bob Melvin had previously established that workload as a prerequisite for Herrmann's activation. It appears the team is willing to let the 31-year-old continue to round into shape with the Aviators after a long layoff due to arthroscopic knee surgery, and at least Herrmann is putting the time to good use by posting a .333/.397/.667 line across his 13 rehab games.

June 25, 2019 01:40 AM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: First full rehab game at catcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann (knee) went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in Triple-A Las Vegas' win over Sacramento on Monday, playing all nine innings at catcher for the first time in his rehab assignment.

The Athletics have already stated that Herrmann will need to put in consecutive full games behind the dish before coming off the injured list, and after Monday, he's halfway there. The veteran catcher is now hitting a solid .273 with two doubles, two home runs, seven RBI and eight runs across nine rehab contests. If Herrmann is able to put in a full workload again Tuesday against Fresno, activation could potentially come later in the week.

June 19, 2019 02:04 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Criteria for activation outlined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann (knee), who went 1-for-4 with an RBI double, a walk and a run in Triple-A Las Vegas' win over Nashville on Tuesday while serving as the designated hitter, will need to catch nine full innings for multiple games before he's activated, Martin Gallegos of reports.

Herrmann has now logged five games with the Aviators and is hitting .333 with Tuesday's double, two home runs and six RBI. He logged seven innings behind the dish both Sunday and Monday, but as Gallegos' report indicates, Herrmann will need to demonstrate he can handle a normal workload before activation. Herrmann's rehab assignment can go until July 2, and for the moment, manager Bob Melvin emphasizes that he's comfortable with Beau Taylor as Josh Phegley's primary backup.

June 18, 2019 10:36 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Heats up in last two rehab games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann (knee) went 4-for-8 with a home run, four RBI, a walk and two runs over two rehab games with Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday and Monday.

The veteran backstop has looked majors-ready over the last pair of contests, games where he logged seven full innings behind the dish. Given how well his knee has held up and the fact he seems to be getting his timing down at the plate, Herrmann may be on the verge of activation after being sidelined since March.

June 15, 2019 07:56 AM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Homers in second rehab game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann (knee) played a full game as the designated hitter and went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Triple-A Las Vegas' loss to Nashville on Friday.

The veteran backstop was given the night off from working behind the dish on his surgically repaired knee, playing all nine innings at DH instead. Herrmann socked his solo shot in the seventh inning for his first hit over his two rehab outings. The 31-year-old is likely to work at catcher again Saturday and potentially exceed the six innings he logged at the position Wednesday.

June 14, 2019 12:28 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Plays in first rehab game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann (knee) went 0-for-2 with a walk while logging six innings behind the dish in Triple-A Las Vegas' win over Nashville on Thursday.

The return to game action was a long time coming for Herrmann, who first went down in mid-March and subsequently underwent arthroscopic surgery. The veteran backstop is slated for a multi-game rehab assignment and will likely progress to eventually catching a full game before activation.

June 13, 2019 02:28 AM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: First rehab game set
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann (knee) arrived at Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday to work out with the team and will play his first rehab game with the Aviators on Thursday, Dawn Klemish of reports.

Herrmann is expected to play five innings in his debut Thursday and will likely spend at least a week in Las Vegas before activation is considered. The veteran backstop has been on the injured list since March 19. Josh Phegley is enjoying a solid season at the plate while serving as the Athletics' starting catcher, but Herrmann could eventually overtake Nick Hundley (back) and fill the left-handed side of a platoon with Phegley.

June 11, 2019 12:36 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Ready for rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann (knee) ran the bases successfully Sunday and will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Las Vegas either Wednesday or Thursday, Dawn Klemish of reports.

Herrmann has been catching bullpen sessions and taking at-bats in extended spring training since last week, and his baserunning session Sunday was considered his final hurdle before activation. Now that he's passed that test, Herrmann is likely in for a relatively extensive stint with the Aviators, considering he's been sidelined since early in spring training.

June 7, 2019 08:12 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Seeing action at extended SP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann (knee) has been getting at-bats at extended spring training, though he's yet to catch in a game, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Herrmann is slowly inching towards a rehab assignment, but he'll likely have to show that he can get behind the dish prior to appearing in a minor-league game. He was placed on the 60-day injured list March 19 after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in early March.

May 27, 2019 06:08 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Nearing rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann (knee) went through running drills Monday and is closing in on a rehab assignment, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Herrmann has been out all season recovering from knee surgery. Josh Phegley has recorded an .830 OPS in his absence, so Herrmann may not have a starting job to return to once healthy.

May 16, 2019 04:36 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Partaking in activities again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Bob Melvin said Thursday that Herrmann (knee) has resumed baseball activities, Martin Gallegos of reports.

Specifically, Melvin indicated the backstop has been swinging in the batting cage, throwing long toss, and catching bullpen sessions. While the Athletics have been satisfied with how Herrmann has looked in each of those activities, the real test of his health will come when he's cleared to start running again. Since Herrmann has yet to resume even light jogging around the bases, it's probably safe to rule him out for a return from the 60-day injured list for at least a couple more weeks.

May 14, 2019 02:16 AM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Not back to baseball activities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann (knee) has not yet returned to baseball activities, Daniel Kramer of reports.

The veteran backstop is still recovering from March 8 arthroscopic knee surgery and remains without a firm timetable for the remainder of his rehab. Herrmann's absence has allowed Josh Phegley to thrive and fill the heavy side of a same-handed platoon with Nick Hundley, an arrangement that appears set to continue for the foreseeable future.

March 30, 2019 07:00 PM
Athletics' Chris Herrmann: Making progress in recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herrmann's knee swelling has gone down, and he's been able to ride a stationary bike and do other exercises, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Herrmann underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in early March. He believes he'll be ready to go 8-to-10 weeks from the date of the procedure, though he won't be eligible to return until his 60-day stay on the injured list is up. Nick Hundley and Josh Phegley have been splitting time in his absence.

Situational Stats
vs Minnesota851 .6671.125 .625
vs Odorizzi (Career)4211.250.667.500
vs RHP1461 .467 .714 .429
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Batting Stats
2012MIN71801011500 .105 .056 .056
2013MIN571571632418184901 .286 .325 .204
2014MIN33758160441710 .253 .253 .213
2015MIN45103131521073700 .214 .272 .146
2016ARI561482142628164440 .352 .493 .284
2017ARI10622635411027296750 .273 .345 .181
2018SEA367661827102400 .322 .421 .237
2019OAK72036161800 .333 .500 .300
Total 3478231021712510186251101 .283 .355 .208
Fielding Stats
2013MINC27231511361320 .987
2014MINOF24153332010 .970
2015MINOF2000000 ---
2015MINC38322232051533 .987
2016ARIOF96119110 .909
2016ARIC31292462261910 .996
2017ARI1B511614111 .938
2017ARIC45353443202311 .997
2018SEAC2821134126711 .993
2019OAKC654138210 .976
Total  26920312781180861212 .991
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Total 327292352110
Minor League Batting Stats
2009R-Elizabethton592364570141730334022 .391 .453 .297
2010AFA-Fort Myers Miracle1073563478173230417432 .310 .301 .219
2011AA-New Britain Rock Cat973375387145746646893 .380 .392 .258
2011AFA-Fort Myers Miracle248714275111615610 .404 .425 .310
2012AA-New Britain Rock Cat127490911352511061588921 .350 .392 .276
2013AAA-Rochester Red Wings69247315693222246132 .297 .312 .227
2014AAA-Rochester Red Wings602043162184526214541 .373 .505 .304
2015AAA-Rochester Red Wings23739193016111330 .364 .342 .260
2016R-AZL D-backs4122530001100 .500 .667 .417
2016AAA-Reno7233210033800 .214 .130 .087
Total 577206531354110918352402714052711 .347 .383 .262

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