Herrera returned to the Mets on a minor-league contract Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Herrera opted out of his contract with the Mets on Tuesday but wound up back in the organization after receiving nothing better than minor-league offers elsewhere. He owns a .258/.355/.566 slash line in 68 games for Triple-A Syracuse this season.
Herrera opted out of his minor-league contract with the Mets on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Herrera evidently wasn't satisfied with his current position in the Mets' farm system, so he'll head to the open market. He last appeared in the big leagues with the Reds a season ago, slashing .184/.268/.414 with five homers and 11 RBI over 53 games.
Herrera was assigned to the Mets' minor-league camp Tuesday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Once held in high esteem as a lower-level prospect, Herrera's mediocre numbers at Triple-A over the past four seasons in addition to his middling production in brief stints in the majors in 2014, 2015 and 2018 have significantly dimmed his luster. Considering he isn't a member of the 40-man roster, Herrera won't have a clear path to joining the Mets even if he thrives at Triple-A Syracuse in the early going.
Herrera signed a minor-league contract with the Mets on Thursday.
The deal includes an invitation to spring training. Herrera split time with Triple-A Louisville and the Reds in 2018, slashing .297/.367/.465 across 50 games with the Bats but struggling to a .184/.268/.414 line across 53 games with the big club. He'll likely serve as organizational depth for the Mets in 2019.
Herrera was sent outright to Triple-A Louisville on Friday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Herrera will stick with the Reds after passing through waivers unclaimed. The 24-year-old struggled to make an impact at the major-league level in 2018, hitting just .184/.268/.414 with five homers across 53 games. Mason Williams was also cast off the team's 40-man roster in order to free up space for younger prospects who need to be protected from the Rule 5 draft.
Herrera went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Brewers.
Herrera drove in Cincinnati's lone run on the day in the seventh inning on a double to left field. The 24-year-old second baseman has struggled to a .193 average with three homers and seven RBI through 35 games this season, so don't expect much production from him down the stretch of the 2018 campaign.
Herrera is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs, Matt Martell of MLB.com reports.
Herrera will retreat to the bench for the second time in the series, disrupting a stretch of four starts in five games for the 24-year-old. Considering Herrera managed only two hits in 14 at-bats over those contests and is batting just .173 over 32 games with the Reds this season, his window for playing time may have closed. He'll likely be ticketed for a utility role unless the Reds lose another one of their regulars in the infield to an injury.
Herrera has started the last two games at third base for the Reds, going a combined 2-for-7 with a run scored. On Tuesday he played third base while Eugenio Suarez shifted over to shortstop, and on Wednesday he provided Suarez a day off.
Herrera will probably retreat to the bench this weekend against the Cubs, but he's starting to get more playing time now after struggling to find at-bats upon his callup.
Herrera got his first outfield start Saturday against the Diamondbacks, starting in left field, Grant Freking of MLB.com reports. "Most guys who play the infield can catch a fly ball. We want him to [catch] it and get it back into the cut-off man," interim manager Jim Riggleman said. "It's a little bit of experimentation. As much as we're trying to win ballgames, we've got to find out about some guys, too."
Herrera went 0-for-2 with a walk in the game, and looked competent in the field. Herrera's big issue is that there's no room for him in the infield, now or in the future, with Nick Senzel likely making it to the big club in 2019.
The Reds intend to add Herrera to the mix of their outfielders, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports. "I want to get Herrera as much work as we can taking balls out there during batting practice," interim manager Jim Riggleman said Monday. "We're trying to find a right-handed complement to Mason [Williams]."
This reverses course from the Reds' stance from two weeks ago, but much has changed since then. Scott Schebler (shoulder) had a setback in his rehab, Jesse Winker (shoulder) is out for the season, and Adam Duvall has been traded. Herrera has had a hard time getting playing time, even in a pinch-hitting capacity. He has only played in three of the Reds' last nine games, compiling eight at-bats.
Herrera is unlikely to get playing time in the outfield even with Scott Schebler on the DL and Jesse Winker hurting, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.
Herrera did play three innings in left field in a blowout game against the Indians earlier this month, hence the speculation. "I'm not totally confident Herrera is going to be an outfielder for us," interim manager Jim Riggleman said. Phillip Ervin and Brandon Dixon are ahead of Herrera, defensively.
Herrera was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Friday.
Herrera hasn't played in a major-league game since the 2015 season with the Mets. Across 50 contests with Louisville this season, he's hit .297/.367/.465 with seven home runs and 27 RBI. Look for him to serve as added infield depth, particularly behind Scooter Gennett at the keystone.
Herrera has appeared in six games for High-A Daytona to begin the 2018 season, including getting a start at the keystone on Opening Day, Chris Boyle of The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
Herrera underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from his right shoulder last July, and was hampered by a lingering shoulder issue this spring, which took him out of the running for an Opening Day roster spot with Cincinnati. The 24-year-old reported to Daytona since the High-A level utilizes a designated hitter and Herrera was not feeling 100 percent coming out of camp. It's a positive sign that he's been able to get some work in at second base and he will likely return to Triple-A once he's back to 100 percent.
Herrera (shoulder) cleared waivers Tuesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic Cincinnati reports.
The 24-year-old had been limited to DH duty lately due to a shoulder injury, and it seems that took him out of the running for a big-league roster spot. Rather than beginning the season in Cincinnati on the disabled list, Herrera will likely report to Louisville to get regular playing time once his shoulder is fully healed. He does have two-plus years of experience at Triple-A, but a relatively crowded infield could keep him in the minors for a while.
Herrera (shoulder) has been limited to DH duty since returning to action and will likely continue to be limited for another week, C. Trent Rosecrans from The Athletic reports.
This adds a wrinkle in the Reds' Opening Day roster possibilities. If Herrera can't play the field, the team could have the ability to put him on the DL to begin the season and start him in Triple-A, which they couldn't otherwise do because he's out of options. Given that they already have Cliff Pennington on the roster as a utility infielder, that plan might be their most optimal early roster set-up.
Herrera returned to action Wednesday after missing a few days with tightness in his shoulder and had three hits against the White Sox, the Dayton Daily News's Hal McCoy reports.
Previously the Reds suggested that the tightness that Herrera was dealing with was normal in the recovery process, and Wednesday's results seem to buttress that assertion. Herrera is trying to show that he can remain healthy enough to play and then play well enough to win a roster spot with the Reds.
Herrera has inflammation in his surgically repaired right shoulder and hasn't played since Wednesday, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.
The good news is that Herrera is due back Sunday, and that it isn't considered serious by the team. "He'll be back in there most likely on [March 4]," manager Bryan Price said. "We don't see it as a major setback. It's just part of the recovery of the surgery he had on the back of his shoulder."
Herrera's shoulder injury that ended his 2017 has fully healed, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports. "Everything is good," Herrera said Friday. "I am feeling really better, much better than last year. I'm ready to work."
Herrera is hoping to land a utility role with the Reds on Opening Day. The path to future playing time is a bit muddled, however. Jose Peraza and Scooter Gennett have shortstop and second base covered, plus the Reds just signed Cliff Pennington. Add in that eventually the Reds want to get Nick Senzel up with the big club, and it's hard to see much of a chance for Herrera.
Herrera (shoulder) is out of options heading into the 2018 season and thus is potentially a favorite to make the Reds' Opening Day roster, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.
Dilson's 2017 season ended in July with a shoulder injury that required surgery. The major return from the 2016 Jay Bruce trade, Herrera's Reds tenure has been marred with injury and disappointing numbers. In 239 at-bats Herrera hit .264/.312/.397 with seven homers at Triple-A Louisville last year. That said, he turns just 24 in March, so there's still time for him to realize his full potential.
Herrera underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery Wednesday to remove bone chips from his right shoulder, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
The Reds' main prize in their trade last summer that sent Jay Bruce to the Mets, Herrera was believed to be nearly major-league ready at the time of his acquisition, but it's one year later and he has yet to make his Cincinnati debut. The shoulder issue, which had plagued Herrera in spring training before he aggravated it earlier this month while playing with Triple-A Louisville, ensures that he won't surface in the big leagues until 2018. The rebuilding Reds were hopeful that Herrera and Jose Peraza would make for a formidable double-play tandem for years to come, but with health concerns plaguing the former and the latter struggling to make an impact with the bat, the organization could be forced to alter its long-term plans in the middle infield. Herrera finishes the 2017 campaign with a .264/.312/.397 batting line across 264 plate appearances with Louisville.
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