Herrera cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Saturday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Herrera's .200/.288/.314 slash line understandably didn't stir up a ton of interest on the waiver wire. He'll remain as organizational depth for the Marlins.
Herrera was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Wednesday, Craig Mish of FNTSY reports.
The Marlins need to clear a roster spot for the addition of Zac Gallen, who will have his contract purchased ahead of his scheduled start Thursday against the Cardinals. Herrera didn't stake a particularly firm claim to a roster spot, hitting just .200/.288/.314 in 63 games and posting the exact same .602 OPS he recorded in his debut season.
Herrera went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Padres.
For the second time this week, Herrera entered the game as a pinch hitter and went yard, this time stepping to the plate for Caleb Smith in the sixth inning and spoiling a potential shutout bid for San Diego pitcher Joey Lucchesi. Those are his only two homers of the year, however, and Herrera's .222/.293/.344 slash line will likely keep him in a bench role.
Herrera pinch hit for Curtis Granderson in the eighth inning and went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Giants.
The 26-year-old has started only two games since May 15, as Harold Ramirez's emergence has pushed Herrera into a reserve role for which he's probably a better fit. The homer was his first of the season and only the second of his career, and his .207/.281/.299 slash line doesn't make a strong case for more consistent playing time.
Herrera remains out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals, David Wilson of the Miami Herald reports.
Herrera appeared to capture primary center-field duties earlier in the month, but his middling production at the dish prevented him from running away with the full-time job. Harold Ramirez has since passed him in the pecking order, as Herrera will come off the bench for the eighth time in the Marlins' last nine games.
Herrera will start in center field and bat eighth Sunday against the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Herrera was originally scheduled to ride the bench for the fifth time in six games, but Jon Berti (oblique) was a late scratch, thrusting him into the lineup. The 26-year-old could see an uptick in playing time going forward, depending on the severity of Berti's injury.
Herrera will sit Saturday against the Mets, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Herrera finds himself on the bench for the fourth time in five games, with Jon Berti getting the call in center field on each occasion. Expect Herrera to fill a bench role for the foreseeable future.
Herrera is not in the lineup for Friday's game versus the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Herrera heads to the bench for the third time in the last four games despite slashing an improved .292/.393/.333 over his last nine games, though that only raises his season OPS to .498. Jon Berti will bat leadoff and start in center field Friday.
Herrera sits for the second straight game Tuesday against the Rays, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Herrera is hitting just .203/.280/.243 on the season. Jon Berti starts in center field again in his absence.
Herrera is not in the lineup Saturday against the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Herrera sits after making three straight starts. He went 3-for-8 with a pair of walks over that short stretch. Jon Berti gets the start in center field in his absence.
Herrera is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Cubs, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Herrera started three straight contests prior to Sunday, but he'll now head to the bench for the third consecutive matchup. Isaac Galloway draws another start in center field and will bat eighth.
Herrera sits for the second straight contest Monday against the Cubs, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Herrera seemed to be claiming the starting center field role after starting three straight games from Wednesday to Saturday, but he's now been on the bench for two straight. Isaac Galloway starts again Monday.
Herrera is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Herrera had started each of the past three games in center field and provided the Miami offense with a nice lift, registering four hits in 11 at-bats and driving in four. Isaac Galloway will check into the starting nine in the series finale, but Herrera looks to be ahead of him on the depth chart for now.
Herrera went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Wednesday's 4-2 win over Cleveland.
A two-run double in the fourth inning and a run-scoring single in the sixth gave Caleb Smith all the run support he would need on the night, while also doubling Herrera's RBI total on the year. His .172/.226/.224 slash line through 27 games keeps him far off fantasy radars, but if he can put together a hot streak at the plate, there is playing time in the Marlins' outfield up for grabs.
Herrera is not in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Phillies, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Herrera saw fairly regular action through the first 10 games of the year but has now been in the lineup only once in the past six contests. The 26-year-old can play all three outfield spots but has seen only two starts in right field despite Garrett Cooper (calf) being on the injured list, with Peter O'Brien -- prior to his demotion -- and Austin Dean instead garnering the recent starts.
Herrera will start in left field and bat eighth Sunday against the Braves, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Herrera's ability to play multiple spots in the outfield and infield has earned him six starts through the Marlins' first 10 games. The 26-year-old hasn't capitalized on the opportunity, however, managing only five hits through his first 24 plate appearances.
Herrera will start in left field and bat leadoff in Sunday's game against the Rockies, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Herrera will get his chance to bat atop the Marlins' lineup Sunday, serving as the team's fourth different leadoff hitter in as many games. While it may not become his typical lineup spot, Herrera should continue to see regular playing time with Garrett Cooper (calf) sidelined by injury.
Herrera drew the start in left field and went 0-for-3 in Thursday's season opener against the Rockies.
Herrera made the team despite a sluggish spring at the dish and ended up drawing the start on Opening Day, although it appears his bat has yet to wake up. He should serve in a bench role for the Marlins in 2019, but it appears skipper Don Mattingly is willing to give Herrera opportunities at the plate early in the year. The 26-year-old slashed .234/.286/.317 with a home run and 20 RBI over 86 games a season ago during stops with Cincinnati and Kansas City.
Herrera's ability to play center field could give him an advantage in the battle for a bench job with the Marlins, Wells Dusenbury of The Sun-Sentinel reports.
He hasn't done much at the plate this spring -- Herrera is slashing .216/.293/.297 through 17 games -- but he's 4-for-4 on stolen base attempts, and the Marlins need someone to back up Lewis Brinson in center. If Herrera does break camp on the 25-man roster, his defensive versatility would fit in well on a roster that already includes utility players like Miguel Rojas and Martin Prado, even if it doesn't afford him many opportunities for playing time.
Herrera was claimed off waivers by the Marlins on Wednesday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
Herrera was cast off the Royals' roster after a forgettable debut season in which he hit .234/.286/.317 in 86 games between Cincinnati and Kansas City. He has offer defensive versatility, having played second, third and all three outfield positions in 2018, and that will only help his odds of winning a bench role. He'll join one of the easiest organizations in which to earn playing time in Miami, but it would be a surprise to see him producing at a fantasy-relevant level this season.
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