Hermosillo cleared waivers Friday and was outrighted to the Angels' alternate training site.
Hermosillo will remain in the Angels' organization after being designated for assignment Sunday. The team has plenty of outfield depth on the active roster, so it's unlikely that Hermosillo would play a significant role in the majors unless injuries occur.
Hermosillo was designated for assignment by the Angels on Sunday.
Hermosillo has seen sporadic big-league action since making his debut in 2018, but he's been unable to stick on the roster with a .188/.288/.287 slash line in 118 plate appearances. Opportunities likely will remain limited for the 25-year-old while Mike Trout, Brian Goodwin, Jo Adell and Justin Upton remain healthy.
The Angels optioned Hermosillo to their alternate training site Monday.
Hermosillo's removal from the active roster likely sets the stage for the return of Mike Trout (personal), who is expected to be activated from the restricted list ahead of the Angels' next game Tuesday in Seattle. After claiming a spot on the Angels' Opening Day roster, Hermosillo appeared in seven of the team's first 10 contests of the season, going 2-for-8 with two RBI and a stolen base.
Hermosillo went 1-for-1 with an RBI single, a walk and a stolen base in a loss to Houston on Sunday.
Hermosillo entered the game as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning, but he ended up getting two plate appearances as the game went into extra frames. After Houston scored a run in the top of the 10th, Hermosillo responded with a leadoff single in the bottom of the inning to plate the runner at second and tie the score. He then maneuvered himself into scoring position by stealing second base, but the Angels stranded him at third and ultimately took the loss. Hermosillo has largely served as a pinch hitter and defensive replacement this season, collecting two hits and a walk over 10 plate appearances.
The Angels recalled Hermosillo from their alternate training site Thursday.
Hermosillo will crack the Angels' 30-man Opening Day roster as a reserve outfielder. He could end up serving as a platoon mate for Brian Goodwin initially, but Hermosillo's hopes for earning even semi-regular playing time could take a hit if top prospect Jo Adell is added to the active roster at any point in the 60-game season.
Hermosillo was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old made a strong case for a roster spot in spring training with a 1.326 OPS, two doubles, two homers and two stolen bases in eight games, but it appears he'll be in the minors once play resumes. Hermosillo and top-prospect Jo Adell will be the top options for promotion should the Angels suffer any outfield injuries.
Hermosillo is a strong contender for one of the Angels' final roster spots, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
While the team has yet to make a decision on who will fill the extra-outfielder role, Hermosillo appears to have the edge due to a strong spring in which he hit .450 with two home runs, seven RBI and a pair of stolen bases. Among other contenders for a roster spot, Luis Rengifo and Taylor Ward hit .240 and .308, respectively, in Cactus League play.
Hermosillo (hip) is starting in center field and batting third in Sunday's split-squad game against the Reds.
The 25-year-old has been sidelined throughout the past week with hip discomfort, but his return to the field Sunday indicates it wasn't a serious issue. Hermosillo will continue competing for a bench spot on the Opening Day roster.
Hermosillo is battling right hip discomfort, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
The fact that the issue is being referred to as "discomfort" suggests that Hermosillo isn't destined for a long absence, but his expected return date is not yet clear. Hermosillo is competing for a bench spot this spring.
Hermosillo is not in the lineup for Saturday's game versus the Astros.
Hermosillo started 10 of the last 12 games but will take a seat after going 3-for-30 with 17 strikeouts in that stretch. Taylor Ward receives the start in left field Saturday.
Hermosillo is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Athletics.
Hermosillo will sit for a second straight game as Taylor Ward picks up another start in left field in his place. The outfielder has appeared in 14 games since earning a promotion earlier in September, slashing .200/.394/.320 with a 4:14 BB:K and a pair of stolen bases over that stretch.
Hermosillo is not starting Tuesday against the Athletics.
Hermosillo has started eight straight games, slashing .136/.367/.273 with a steal and a 46.7 percent strikeout rate over that span. Taylor Ward is starting in left field in his place Tuesday.
Hermosillo starts for the third straight game in left field Tuesday against the Yankees.
The Angels' outfield is suddenly quite thin, with Mike Trout (toe) and Justin Upton (knee) shut down for the season. Hermosillo appears to have left field locked up, though he doesn't appear to be a particularly exciting fantasy option, with a career .607 OPS in 39 major-league games.
Hermosillo is starting in center field and hitting ninth against the White Sox on Sunday.
Mike Trout (toe) was originally set to return to the starting lineup Sunday but was a late scratch, clearing the way for Hermosillo to make his first start since July 15. The 24-year-old was summoned to the big club Sept. 1 but has not yet made a plate appearance since the callup, playing in two games as a defensive replacement.
The Angels recalled Hermosillo from Triple-A Salt Lake prior to Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Red Sox.
Hermosillo punched his ticket to the big leagues after a strong month of August in the minors but had a shaky, injury-plagued 2019 season overall, slashing .243/.331/.471 with 15 home runs in 296 plate appearances. His inability to produce consistently at the plate may hurt his chances of getting frequent starts in September, but he could put himself in position for a fourth outfielder role with the big club heading into 2020.
Hermosillo went deep three times for Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday and has now hit 10 homers in his last 11 games.
Hermosillo got off to a slow start after beginning the year on the injured list following offseason sports hernia surgery, totaling only four long balls in June and July, but he has turned things around dramatically by swatting 10 homers since Aug. 4. In 60 career major-league at-bats, the 24-year-old has hit only one home run while batting .200. He is currently the Angels' 27th-ranked prospect and should be in line for a callup when rosters expand in September.
Hermosillo was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Hermosillo's latest stint in the major leagues didn't last long, as he'll head right back down to the minors after playing in just one game. Brian Goodwin was brought back from the injured list to take Hermosillo's place on the 25-man roster.
Hermosillo was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday.
Hermosillo spent the first few months of the 2019 season rehabbing from a groin injury, but after returning to minor-league action at the beginning of June and slashing .252/.338/.452 with Triple-A Salt Lake over 28 contests, he'll get a shot in the big leagues. Jose Suarez was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Hermosillo (groin) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Monday and optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Hermosillo had been out all year with a groin injury and only recently began a rehab assignment at High-A Inland Empire on Saturday. He's evidently now considered healthy, but the Angels have no room for him on the big-league roster, hardly a surprise given his .211/274/.333 line from his 31-game debut last season.
Hermosillo (groin) began a rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire on Saturday.
Hermosillo has been out all season while recovering from offseason surgery for a sports hernia. Once healthy, he may end up waiting at the Triple-A level until a bench role opens up.
|Last 7 Games|
|08/02||vs HOU||L 5-6||1||0||1||0||1||1||1|
|08/01||vs HOU||W 5-4||1||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|07/31||vs HOU||L 6-9||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|07/28||vs SEA||W 10-2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|07/26||@ OAK||L 4-6||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|07/25||@ OAK||W 4-1||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|07/24||@ OAK||L 3-7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2017||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||30||115||20||33||6||1||5||16||7||28||9||2||.287||.341||.487|
|2017||AFA-Inland Empire 66ers||13||53||5||17||6||0||0||2||9||15||5||2||.321||.438||.434|
|2018||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||68||273||43||73||14||4||12||46||30||87||10||5||.267||.357||.480|
|2019||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||62||259||51||63||8||3||15||43||26||88||6||4||.243||.331||.471|
|2019||AFA-Inland Empire 66ers||2||9||0||2||1||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||.222||.300||.333|