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Yoslan Herrera | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/28/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Angels purchased the contract of RHP Yoslan Herrera from Triple-A Salt Lake.
Herrera posted a 4.50 ERA and 2.33 WHIP over six relief innings earlier this season for the Halos. He won't be used in high-leverage situations. Aug 26 - 6:13 PM

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Angels sent RHP Yoslan Herrera outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

He's now off the 40-man roster, clearing a spot for C.J. Cron. Herrera posted a 4.50 ERA and 2.33 WHIP over six relief innings earlier this season for the Halos.
May 4 - 8:09 AM

Angels optioned RHP Yoslan Herrera to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Herrera compiled a 4.50 ERA and 2.33 WHIP over six innings since being recalled on April 13. In his final outing Wednesday, the right-hander allowed two runs without recording an out. A corresponding roster move, likely for a position player, will be made on Friday.
Apr 30 - 10:29 PM

Angels purchased the contract of RHP Yoslan Herrera from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Herrera hasn't pitched in the majors since 2008 and was in independent ball last year after missing 2011 and 2012 due to injury. He'll operate in middle relief.
Apr 13 - 2:49 PM

Pirates sent RHP Yoslan Herrera and RHP Marino Salas outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Herrera, who received a three-year, $1.92 million contract after defecting from Cuba, made five starts for the Pirates in his second year in the U.S. and posted a 9.82 ERA. He doesn't have the fastball to succeed as a major league starter, but there's still a slight hope that he could be of some use in middle relief.
Wed, Oct 29, 2008 03:32:00 AM

Pirates optioned RHP Yoslan Herrera to Double-A Altoona.

Herrera posted a 9.82 ERA in five starts with the Pirates, including a disastrous outing Monday against the Diamondbacks. No corresponding roster move has been made yet, but the Pirates may recall Tom Gorzelanny from Triple-A, where he has a 2.01 ERA in five starts since his demotion.
Tue, Aug 5, 2008 09:53:00 AM

Yoslan Herrera worked six scoreless innings to pick up his first major-league victory as the Pirates beat the Padres 9-1 on Thursday night.

Herrera had been pounded in each of his first two big-league starts, so tonight's outing was a massive upgrade. He allowed only six hits and a walk while striking out four. The strong outing slices his ERA from 19.50 to 9.75, but he remains a poor fantasy option for the time being.
Thu, Jul 24, 2008 09:59:00 PM

Yoslan Herrera dropped his first career decision after giving up seven runs in 1 2/3 innings Saturday against the Rockies.

Herrera also struggled last week in his debut, so he's sporting a 19.50 ERA after two starts. He'll probably head back to Triple-A now.
Sat, Jul 19, 2008 11:33:00 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Yoslan Herrera from Double-A Altoona.

The Cuban defector will make his major league debut Saturday against the Cardinals. Herrera allowed two runs over seven innings in his Triple-A debut on June 28 and has a 2.81 ERA in the minors this season. He's an upgrade for the Pirates' rotation, but that doesn't make him a good fantasy option, even for NL-only leaguers.
Sat, Jul 12, 2008 09:04:00 AM

Yoslan Herrera made his Triple-A debut on Friday and allowed two runs in seven innings.

We thought Herrera would be the choice to join the rotation when Ian Snell joined Phil Dumatrait on the disabled list, but the Pirates went the boring route and chose Ty Taubenheim. At least Herrera did get some sort of promotion out of it.
Sat, Jun 28, 2008 03:30:00 AM

Cuban defector Yoslan Herrera pitched seven scoreless innings Sunday for Double-A Altoona.

If Ian Snell joins Phil Dumatrait on the disabled list, the Pirates might opt to take a look at Herrera. He has a 1.03 ERA in four starts this month, making 4-7 with a 3.02 ERA, 80 H and 47/27 K/BB in 80 2/3 innings for the season. He'd be a weak bet in NL-only leaguers if he gets the call, but he'd have a better chance of holding his own than most of the starters the Pirates have in Triple-A.
Mon, Jun 23, 2008 03:31:00 PM

Yoslan Herrera allowed one hit over two innings in the Pirates' 5-0 victory over Manatee C.C. on Wednesday.

Ryan Doumit and Doug Mientkiewicz drove in two runs apiece for the Pirates. Herrera was a disappointment in the minors last season after earning a major league contract from the Pirates, and he doesn't appear to be a candidate to win a job this spring. He'll probably be in the rotation at Triple-A Indianapolis.
Wed, Feb 27, 2008 05:06:00 PM

Yoslan Herrera allowed one run over five innings Wednesday in his first start for Double-A Altoona.

Herrera, a Cuban defector signed in December, pitched just once in an 'A' game this spring. The Pirates were thinking he'd contribute this year, but they have several pitchers ahead of him in line for rotation spots right now.
Thu, Apr 12, 2007 03:09:00 PM

Pirates optioned RHP Yoslan Herrera to Double-A Altoona.

The Cuban defector gave up five runs -- four earned -- in an inning Sunday in his only official appearance of the spring. The Pirates hope to see him in the majors before the end of the year, but he has some work to do following a nearly two-year layoff.
Tue, Mar 6, 2007 02:07:00 PM

Yoslan Herrera surrendered five runs -- four earned -- in an inning Sunday against the Reds.

Herrera was perfect for two innings against Manatee Community College hitters last week, but major leaguers handled him a little better today. The Cuban defector figures to head to either Double- or Triple-A to begin the season.
Sun, Mar 4, 2007 05:41:00 PM

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5Joe Thatcher
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8Yoslan Herrera
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