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Daniel Herrera | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/21/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'6" / 165
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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Mets released LHP Daniel Herrera.
Herrera didn't pitch at all this spring and is still recovering from Tommy John surgery. He should resurface with another team when healthy. Sat, Mar 30, 2013 09:21:00 AM

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Daniel Herrera (elbow) expects to be ready to pitch in games by May.

Herrera underwent Tommy John surgery last May and has not encountered any setbacks during his rehab. He will not be in major league camp this spring but has a shot to make it up to the big club at some point during the season.
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 11:38:00 AM

Adam Rubin of reports that Daniel Herrera needs Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow.

Herrera, who was one of the final cuts by the Mets prior to Opening Day, had allowed just one run over his first six innings for Triple-A Buffalo, but he was recently shut down due to elbow soreness, and Mets doctors subsequently found a tear. If he does indeed undergo the procedure, he'd be lucky to be ready for the start of the 2013 season.
Fri, Apr 20, 2012 11:07:00 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Josh Edgin will be demoted on Monday, which means Daniel Herrera is likely to make the Mets' Opening Day roster.

He doesn't figure to be on the roster for long, though, as Tim Byrdak (knee surgery) hopes to return after the first four games of the season. If Byrdak can make himself available by Opening Day, Herrera will be out of luck.
Sun, Apr 1, 2012 04:11:00 PM

Adam Rubin of was told by "organizational sources" that left-hander Daniel Herrera is likely to make the Mets' Opening Day roster.

He doesn't figure to be on the roster for long, though, as Tim Byrdak (knee surgery) hopes to return after the first four games of the season. Garrett Olson was previously considered the favorite to make the team as a left-handed specialist, but the Mets would prefer to have him open the season in Triple-A rather than expose him to waivers once Bydrak is ready.
Tue, Mar 27, 2012 08:53:00 PM

Mets sent LHP Daniel Herrera outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

Herrera passed through waivers with ease this week, and has accepted a spot in the Mets' minor league system. The 27-year-old will act as relief depth in 2012.
Wed, Jan 11, 2012 04:21:00 PM

Daniel Herrera has cleared waivers.

Herrera was placed on waivers earlier this week in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for infielder Ronny Cedeno. The 27-year-old southpaw posted a 4.66 ERA and 5/3 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 innings at the major-league level last season. He will remain with the Mets as a non-roster player.
Wed, Jan 11, 2012 03:25:00 PM

The Mets have placed Daniel Herrera on waivers.

The left-hander got the boot to clear a 40-man roster spot for infielder Ronny Cedeno. Herrera, 27, posted a 4.66 ERA and 1.66 WHIP last year in 9 2/3 MLB innings.
Tue, Jan 10, 2012 11:36:00 AM

Mets acquired LHP Daniel Herrera and RHP Adrian Rosario from the Brewers to complete July's Francisco Rodriguez trade.

Both players were considered "players to be named later" until now. Herrera, 26, has made just two appearances with the Brewers this season, but has a 3.94 ERA and 66/34 K/BB ratio over 93 2/3 innings in the majors. The diminutive left-hander could help in the Mets' bullpen, but the primary objective of the trade was to free themselves of K-Rod's vesting option.
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 01:50:00 PM

Brewers sent LHP Daniel Ray Herrera outright to Triple-A Nashville.

Herrera successfully cleared waivers after being designated for assignment Friday. The 26-year-old southpaw allowed five runs (four earned) over 1 2/3 innings in two appearances with the Brewers last week.
Mon, Jun 20, 2011 06:34:00 PM

Brewers designated LHP Daniel Ray Herrera for assignment.

That was quick. Herrera made just two appearances during his brief time with the club, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits over 1 2/3 innings. The Brewers plan to recall another reliever to help their fatigued bullpen.
Fri, Jun 17, 2011 11:07:00 PM

Brewers recalled LHP Daniel Ray Herrera from Triple-A Nashville.

He'll replace Zach Braddock on the active roster. Herrera, 26, has a 1.80 ERA and 8/1 K/BB ratio over 10 innings since being claimed off waivers from the Reds last month. Look for him in middle relief.
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 08:40:00 AM

Brewers claimed LHP Danny Herrera off waivers from Reds; optioned him to Triple-A Nashville.

With Zach Braddock, Manny Parra and Mitch Stetter on the disabled list, Milwaukee could certainly use a left-hander out of the bullpen. They don't currently have a healthy one, though they opted to option Herrera to Triple-A for now. Expect to see him with the big league club soon. The diminutive left-hander boasts a career 3.62 ERA in 92 innings, including a 3.91 ERA over 36 relief appearances with the Reds last season. He's been particularly tough on left-handed hitters, posting career marks of 7.2 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 in 44 innings against them.
Mon, May 23, 2011 03:18:00 PM

Reds reliever Danny Herrera was claimed off waivers, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

No word yet on which team got him, but Baseball Prospectus' Kevin Goldstein is hearing it might be the Brewers. Milwaukee's bullpen has been ravaged by injuries and they are the only contender without a left-handed reliever in the bullpen, so that would make sense. The tiny left-hander came to the Reds from the Rangers in December 2007 along with Edinson Volquez for Josh Hamilton. He had a 3.91 ERA over 36 relief appearances with the Reds last season but didn't make the team this year.
Mon, May 23, 2011 02:17:00 PM

Reds optioned LHP Danny Herrera to Triple-A Louisville.

He was sent down in anticipation of Travis Wood's major league debut on Thursday. Herrera has a 3.91 ERA over 36 relief appearances with the Reds this season. He'll probably be back before long.
Wed, Jun 30, 2010 03:45:00 PM

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