Herrera is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Atlanta.
Phillies manager Joe Girardi is likely just looking to give Herrera a much-needed maintenance day after the outfielder started in every game since May 5. The newly recalled Luke Williams will cover center field, while second baseman Jean Segura handles Herrera's usual leadoff role.
Herrera went 3-for-6 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.
Herrera extended his hitting streak to three games and has recorded three multi-hit games over his last five contests, so he's undoubtedly seeing the ball well after a rough stretch in which he went 3-for-20 from May 21-26. This game also ended Herrera's power drought, as he hadn't gone yard since May 12.
Herrera went 3-for-5 in Monday's 11-1 loss to the Reds.
The veteran outfielder equaled his hit total from his six previous games combined, but he was the only Phillie to have a multi-hit performance in Monday's rout. Herrera's .730 OPS is back around the level he maintained from 2015 through 2018, and he's batting .264 with two homers, three steals, nine RBI and 12 runs through 33 contests.
Herrera went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a stolen base in Thursday's 6-0 loss to Miami.
The outfielder walked and stole second base in the third inning, but he was left on base. He again got stranded at second with a two-out double in the eighth inning. Herrera has gone 13-for-33 (.394) with a home run, two stolen bases, two RBI and five runs scored during his nine-game hitting streak. He's lifted his slash line to .274/.346/.397 in 81 plate appearances overall. The recent surge led manager Joe Girardi to bump Herrera up to the No. 2 spot in the order Thursday, although it's unclear if he'll stay there for long.
Herrera went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-2 extra-inning win over the Nationals.
The 29-year-old took Nats closer Brad Hand deep in the top of the ninth inning to set up the Phillies' victory in the 10th. Herrera is on a roll, going 10-for-29 (.345) over the last nine games with both his homers on the year, five RBI and five runs.
Herrera went 2-for-3 with two walks, two doubles and two runs scored in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Nationals.
The 29-year-old seems to have found his rhythm at the plate. Herrera has gone 8-for-24 (.333) over the last eight games with one homer, four RBI and four runs, solidifying his hold on the starting job in center field for the Phillies.
Herrera went 2-for-4 with a walk, a home run and four RBI in Friday's 12-2 rout of Atlanta.
He took Charlie Morton deep in the first inning for a three-run shot, giving the Phillies a 6-0 lead and helping to chase the Atlanta right-hander from the game. Herrera appears to be finding his form at the plate, going 5-for-15 over his last five games, and Friday's blast was his first extra-base hit of the season.
Herrera is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
With southpaw Eric Lauer on the bump for Milwaukee, the lefty-hitting Herrera will cede center-field duties to platoon mate Roman Quinn. Since getting called up to the big club April 26, Herrera hasn't found much of a rhythm while serving as a near-everyday player for Philadelphia. In eight games, Herrera has gone 2-for-22 with one walk.
Herrera is not in the lineup Sunday against the Mets.
The 29-year-old started the past six games after having his contract selected April 26, but he'll take a seat Sunday after going 1-for-18 during that stretch. Roman Quinn is back from a one-day stint on the COVID-19 injured list and will start in center field against left-hander David Peterson.
Herrera's Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer by the Phillies on Monday.
Herrera failed to win an Opening Day roster spot following a mediocre spring, as the fact that he'd lost his 40-man roster spot following his 2019 domestic violence suspension made him difficult to add to the roster unless he forced the Phillies' hand. They'll turn to him now in an expected everyday role after getting next to nothing from their other center fielders. Adam Haseley (personal) owns a .429 OPS, while Roman Quinn's sits at .334 and Mickey Moniak (who was optioned in a corresponding move) owns a .454 mark. If Herrera can get back to his form from his first two seasons, in which he posted a 110 wRC+, he'll be a big help to the Phillies, but that's not necessarily who he is any more. Since the start of the 2017 season, he owns a wRC+ of 94.
Herrera will not be on the Phillies' Opening Day roster, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Herrera had to stand out from among a deep group of similarly mediocre options to win a roster spot in the Phillies' outfield this season, as he's no longer on the team's 40-man roster, having been designated for assignment last offseason following his 2019 domestic violence suspension. He failed to do that, hitting .231/.245/.481 in Grapefruit League action. Adam Hasley (.316/.381/.526) and Roman Quinn (.270/.341/.405) outperformed him and look set to split time in center field this season. Herrera is still potentially in the mix when the Phillies need an extra outfielder, though Mickey Moniak is probably ahead of him in that regard as he's on the 40-man roster.
Herrera has cooled off after a strong start to his Grapefruit League campaign, going 4-for-27 over his last nine games to bring his spring slash line down to .222/.243/.472.
Given the fact that Herrera has a domestic violence suspension on his resume and is no longer on the Phillies' 40-man roster, he likely had to blow away the competition if he was to break camp with the team. He looked set to do that as Grapefruit League play began but has since fallen back to earth. The Phillies may not be particularly motivated to clear a 40-man roster spot for him, especially with Adam Haseley returning from a groin injury, Mickey Moniak tearing the cover off the ball (1.112 OPS), and Roman Quinn also looking capable (.780 OPS)
Herrera has emerged as the frontrunner to open the season as the Phillies' top center fielder after Adam Haseley was diagnosed Sunday with a left adductor strain that will likely sideline him for 3-to-4 weeks, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Herrera previously served as the Phillies' primary center fielder from 2015 through 2018, but his career has been sidetracked since he was arrested in May 2019 on a domestic violence charge. Though the charge was eventually dropped, the 29-year-old was suspended for the rest of the 2019 season following his arrest before he was designated for assignment last winter. While he still doesn't possess a spot on the 40-man roster, Herrera has apparently worked his way back into the Phillies' good graces with a strong showing in winter ball followed by quality two-way play thus far in spring training. With Haseley likely to begin the season on the injured list, Herrera's top threats for the center-field job appear to be Scott Kingery and Roman Quinn, both of whom he's outperformed through the first week in camp. With a respectable.276/.333/.423 career slash line to go with a blend of power and speed, Herrera could be a name worth considering in the end game in NL-only and deeper mixed leagues.
Herrera looked good on both sides of the ball in Thursday's 15-0 Grapefruit League win over the Yankees, going 2-for-3 with a solo homer and recording an outfield assist.
League rules prevented the Phillies from further punishing Herrera following his domestic violence suspension in 2019, but nothing in the rules forces them to give him playing time. As such, he wasn't given a spot in the team's player pool last season, but he's been getting opportunities in spring games and has looked good so far. He'll have to really stand out for the Phillies to take on the baggage that would come with giving a roster spot, but he could certainly force the team's hand with a strong camp, especially as the other center-field options in Philadelphia aren't the most inspiring.
Herrera will get the chance to compete for the Phillies' center field job this spring, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The Phillies have kept Herrera in the organization since his May 2019 arrest for domestic violence, but they've shown no intention of adding him back to their roster. He missed the remainder of 2019 while serving a suspension and was not given a spot in the team's player pool last year. From a purely on-field perspective, Herrera's career 102 wRC+ (the product of a .276/.333/.423 slash line) is significantly better than what the alternatives such as Scott Kingery, Adam Haseley, Roman Quinn and Mickey Moniak have managed. It's still not a particularly impressive resume, however, and he hasn't recorded a wRC+ above 100 since 2016, so the Phillies may see little need to take on the baggage that would come with giving him a roster spot.
Herrera will be with the Phillies for spring training but will be part of a mini-camp of minor leaguers rather than a non-roster invitee.
Herrera has been out of favor since his arrest for domestic violence back in May of 2019. He missed the remainder of that season while serving a suspension and then was excluded from Philadelphia's player pool in 2020. While he remains part of the Phillies organization and has shown more in the past than the team's other options in center field (Roman Quinn, Adam Haseley, Scott Kingery and Mickey Moniak), he doesn't appear particularly close to returning to the big leagues.
Herrera joined Gigantes del Cibao of the Dominican Winter League on Thursday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
Herrera hasn't played in a big-league game since May of 2019. He missed the remainder of that season due to a domestic violence suspension and then was not included in the Phillies' player pool this year. The rest of the league had the opportunity to pick him up in January, when he was designated for assignment, but declined to do so. It's possible a strong performance in the Dominican Republic this offseason increases his stock, though teams may remain reluctant to give him opportunities.
Herrera's role for the upcoming season remains unclear, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.
Herrera was designated for assignment in mid-January after missing most of 2019 due to a suspension for a violation of the league's domestic violence policy. He's still a member of the organization and is owed $19.5 million going forward, though it's unclear whether or not the Phillies have any desire to see him wear red pinstripes again at any point in his career. His status is made even less clear by the fact that details surrounding the minor leagues and a potential taxi squad for the shortened season remain murky.
Herrera cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Herrera was designated for assignment Tuesday after missing most of the 2019 season while serving a suspension for violating the league's domestic violence policy. He's expected to attend minor-league camp during spring training, but his long-term future with the team is uncertain.
Herrera was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Tuesday.
Herrera missed most of the 2019 season while serving a suspension for violating the league's domestic violence policy. This transaction is likely related to that incident; while Herrera was quite poor (.222/.288/.341) when available last season, he's a career .276/.333/.423 hitter who is still owed $19.5 million by the club. The Phillies were happy to move on despite the financial commitment and will give his spot on the 40-man roster to Nick Martini, claimed off waivers from the Reds in a corresponding move.
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|06/14||@ LAD||L 1-3||4||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|06/13||vs NYY||W 7-0||5||2||2||0||1||0||0|
|06/12||vs NYY||W 8-7||6||2||2||0||0||0||0|
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|06/09||vs ATL||W 2-1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2012||AFA-Myrtle Beach Pelican||126||500||72||142||22||6||5||46||33||99||27||7||.284||.335||.382|
|2013||AFA-Myrtle Beach Pelican||29||95||13||28||2||1||1||5||16||19||2||2||.295||.398||.368|
|2014||AFA-Myrtle Beach Pelican||29||111||26||33||3||1||0||11||23||21||9||3||.297||.412||.342|
|2017||AA-Reading Fightin Phil||1||2||2||2||0||0||1||2||1||--||0||0||1.000||1.000||2.500|
|2017||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||1||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||--||--||0||0||.250||.250||.250|