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Frank Herrmann | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Indians sent RHP Frank Herrmann outright to Triple-A Columbus.
Herrmann cleared waivers after being designated for assignment at the end of spring training. The 29-year-old missed the entire 2013 season following Tommy John surgery and will attempt to get back into form in the minors. Apr 8 - 2:52 PM

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Indians designated RHP Frank Herrmann for assignment.

Herrmann is back from Tommy John surgery but was rocked for six runs over 1 2/3 innings this spring. The 29-year-old could pass through waivers unclaimed.
Mar 30 - 12:23 PM

Indians optioned RHPs Frank Herrmann, Preston Guilmet and Colt Hynes and INF David Adams to Triple-A Columbus.

Herrmann had Tommy John surgery in March 2013 and missed last season. The 29-year-old right-hander owns a 4.26 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 120 1/3 career major league innings. Guilmet compiled a 1.68 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 72/14 K/BB ratio in 64 1/3 frames at the Triple-A level in 2013 and should be one of manager Terry Francona's first choices if Cleveland needs bullpen reinforcements. Hynes was acquired from the Padres for cash on Halloween day after allowing 17 runs in 17 innings last season with San Diego. The 26-year-old Adams was non-tendered by the Yankees over the winter and quickly latched on with the Indians. The injury-prone utility man hit only .193/.252/.286 across 43 games with the Yankees last season. All four will likely have their shot at the big league roster at some point in 2014.
Mar 19 - 2:40 PM

Frank Herrmann (elbow) will throw a simulated game on Sunday.

The 29-year-old is in the process of recovering from Tommy John surgery and has yet to be cleared for Cactus League action. He's expected to be ready for the start of the 2014 regular season.
Feb 28 - 11:12 PM

Frank Herrmann threw off a mound with a hitter in the box Monday for the first time since elbow surgery.

"It felt great," he told reporters after the workout. Herrmann had Tommy John surgery in March 2013 and is hoping to be fully recovered by the start of the 2014 campaign. The 29-year-old right-hander owns a 4.26 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 120 1/3 career major league innings.
Feb 10 - 1:10 PM

Indians and RHP Frank Herrmann avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

No word yet on the financials. Herrmann missed all of 2013 following Tommy John surgery but will be 100 percent going into spring training, where he'll compete for a bullpen job.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 08:09:00 PM

Indians activated RHP Frank Herrmann from the 60-day disabled list.

Herrmann underwent Tommy John surgery in March and missed the entire 2013 season. The 29-year-old will compete for a bullpen spot in spring training.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 08:36:00 AM

Indians transferred RHP Frank Herrmann from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for the newly-claimed Robert Whitenack on the 40-man roster. Herrmann had Tommy John surgery in March and will miss the entire 2013 season.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 03:25:00 PM

Indians placed RHP Frank Herrmann on the 60-day disabled list with an elbow injury.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster. Herrmann, 28, underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this month and will miss the entire 2013 season.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 05:30:00 PM

Frank Herrmann underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Wednesday and will miss the entire 2013 season.

It's a tough blow for Herrmann, who made 15 relief appearances with the Indians last season. The 28-year-old will now have to set his sights on getting ready for 2014.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 01:36:00 PM

Frank Herrmann (elbow) is scheduled to see Dr. David Altchek in New York next week.

Herrmann is still in the process of gathering information before deciding whether to undergo Tommy John surgery. Usually when this process begins, surgery is the end result. He would obviously miss the 2013 season if an operation is required.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 06:44:00 PM

Frank Herrmann (elbow) could need Tommy John surgery.

Herrmann is currently gathering more opinions before he makes a decision. The right-hander is obviously hoping to avoid an operation that would sideline him for all of the 2013 campaign.
Sun, Mar 3, 2013 11:25:00 AM

Frank Herrmann has been shut down with a sore right elbow.

The Indians currently aren't sure how long he'll be sidelined. Obviously, the odds that Herrmann breaks camp as part of the bullpen aren't too good now.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 01:50:00 PM

Indians recalled RHP Frank Herrmann from Triple-A Columbus.

The Harvard grad posted a 4.76 ERA and 3/3 K/BB ratio in 5 2/3 innings over four appearances earlier this season for the Tribe. He'll work the middle innings.
Sun, Sep 2, 2012 09:19:00 AM

Indians optioned RHP Frank Herrmann to Triple-A Columbus.

The move clears a spot for 1B Matt LaPorta. In the bigs a little more than two weeks, Herrmann posted a 4.76 ERA and 3/3 K/BB ratio in 5 2/3 innings over four appearances. He'll likely be back once rosters are expanded.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 03:22:00 PM

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