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.
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.
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.
Herrmann will start at catcher and bat eighth Sunday against the White Sox, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 MLB.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 MLB.com 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.
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 MLB.com 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.
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.
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.
Manager Bob Melvin said Thursday that Herrmann (knee) has resumed baseball activities, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com 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.
Herrmann (knee) has not yet returned to baseball activities, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com 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.
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.
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|2011||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||97||337||53||87||14||5||7||46||64||68||9||3||.380||.392||.258|
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