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Jonathan Herrera | Shortstop

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/3/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 180
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Cubs signed SS Jonathan Herrera to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Herrera, 30, was taken off the Red Sox' 40-man roster and chose to become a free agent. The shortstop appeared in 42 games with the Sox this past season, batting .233/.307/.289. Sat, Dec 6, 2014 08:13:00 PM

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Jonathan Herrera has elected free agency.

Herrera had been removed from the Red Sox' 40-man roster and has decided to look for a gig elsewhere. The 30-year-old is a career .263/.324/.329 hitter over parts of six big league seasons.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 03:37:00 PM

Jonathan Herrera will undergo season-ending surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow.

Herrera hopes to be ready to play in winter ball. The 29-year-old batted .233/.307/.289 in 104 plate appearances with the Red Sox this season.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 04:22:00 PM

Red Sox optioned INF Jonathan Herrera to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Herrera was moved off Boston's active roster Monday to clear a spot for Mike Carp, who is recovered from his fractured foot. Herrera has hit .233/.307/.289 in 104 plate appearances this season in the major leagues.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 03:41:00 PM

Jonathan Herrera delivered a pinch-hit walkoff RBI single on Saturday, delivering the Red Sox a victory in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

Herrera was called upon to hit for Jackie Bradley Jr. with the winning run at second base and one out after a David Ross sacrifice. Herrera wasted no time, lining the first pitch he saw for a single to right field, scoring Jonny Gomes with the game-winning run.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 04:02:00 PM

Jonathan Herrera went 1-for-4 and drove home a run in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

Herrera's RBI single off Ivan Nova got the Yankees on the board in the second inning. He's sharing time at third base while Will Middlebrooks is on the disabled list, and it hitting .211/.318/.211. His already minimal fantasy value will be non-existent once Middlebrooks returns.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 11:16:00 PM

Jonathan Herrera is playing shortstop and batting eighth for the Red Sox in Monday's game against the Rangers.

Herrera starts for the third game in a row. However, Ryan Roberts is active for Monday's game, so the streak may end on Tuesday. Herrera has been filling in for the injured Will Middlebrooks.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 02:40:00 PM

Red Sox avoided arbitration with INF Jonathan Herrera by agreeing to a one-year, $1.3 million contract.

Herrera was arbitration-eligible for the second time. The utilityman has hit .265/.325/.332 over parts of five seasons and will be a movable chess piece for John Farrell in 2014.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 01:05:00 PM

Red Sox acquired 2B Jonathan Herrera from the Rockies for LHP Franklin Morales and RHP Chris Martin.

Herrera has slashed a ho-hum .265/.325/.332 over 1,100-plus plate appearances the past five seasons in Colorado. The 29-year-old gives Boston a cheap utility infielder who plays outstanding defense at multiple positions for two more team-controlled years. He's not fantasy relevant.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 02:19:00 PM

Jonathan Herrera is batting .283/.327/.370 through 49 plate appearances.

If his slash numbers hold, Herrera will finish with the best offensive season of his career, topping the .694 OPS he mustered in 2010. Unfortunately, the utility infielder has scuffled in the field recently, recording three errors in his last 12 games.
Tue, May 21, 2013 05:22:00 AM

Rockies and INF Jonathan Herrera avoided arbitration Wednesday by agreeing to a one-year, $900,000 contract.

The two sides settled at the midpoint of arbitration figures that were exchanged last week. Herrera was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter after batting .262/.317/.351 with three home runs, 12 RBI and a .688 OPS in 251 plate appearances in 2012. He figures to serve as a utility infielder for the Rockies in 2013.
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 03:59:00 PM

Jonathan Herrera requested $1 million and was offered $800,000 from the Rockies when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

The 28-year-old utility infielder is arbitration eligible for the first time. A valuable contributor with the glove, he'll likely earn around $900,000 through the arbitration process.
Fri, Jan 18, 2013 07:23:00 PM

Rockies activated INF Jonathan Herrera from the 15-day disabled list.

Herrera missed a little over two weeks with a staph infection in his left wrist. The 27-year-old was batting .246 with a .678 OPS in 45 games before hitting the shelf.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 04:38:00 PM

Jonathan Herrera (staph infection) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment.

The staph infection Herrera developed in his left wrist is much improved. He shouldn't need too many rehab appearances before rejoining the Rockies.
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 08:32:00 PM

Rockies placed INF Jonathan Herrera on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 16, with an infection in his left wrist.

"He contracted some type of infection, I know they did a culture, but I don't know anything further than that," manager Jim Tracy said. "He went to the hospital around 2 a.m. this morning; he was very, very concerned about it." Herrera should be ready for activation when first eligible.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 09:15:00 PM

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