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Chris Herrmann | Catcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 198
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Chris Herrmann was removed from Thursday's game against the Tigers for precautionary reasons.
Herrmann suffered a cut on his nose early in the first inning when he took a foul ball off his mask. He passed all of his concussion tests and should be back in the lineup in a day or two. Apr 9 - 6:45 PM

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Chris Herrmann left Thursday's game against the Tigers in the third inning with an apparent injury.

Herrmann suffered a cut on his nose on Kyle Gibson's first pitch of the game and apparently needed medical attention. We should know more about his status after the game. Kurt Suzuki replaced him in the lineup.
Apr 9 - 5:52 PM

Chris Herrmann homered and doubled Wednesday in a losing cause against the Rays.

Herrmann has managed to stick on the Twins' 40-man roster even though he's hit .196/.264/.284 with in 250 at-bats over the last three years. It's his ability to serve as a third catcher that's kept him around, but, really, he's not good enough defensively to make it as a true backup there and he hasn't shown he can hit enough to help as an outfielder. He's a long shot to make the Twins.
Mar 11 - 5:12 PM

Twins recalled C/OF Chris Herrmann from Triple-A Rochester.

Herrmann is hitting just .143/.200/.143 over 42 plate appearances in the majors this season. He won't play much in the final month.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 10:15:00 PM

Twins optioned C/OF Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester.

Herrmann is hitting just .143/.200/.143 over 42 plate appearances in the majors this season. He's clearing room for the return of Danny Santana from the DL.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 02:47:00 PM

Twins recalled OF/C Chris Herrmann from Triple-A Rochester.

Herrmann will provide some depth in the outfield and behind the plate. The 26-year-old has hit well in Triple-A this year, but he owns an ugly .176/.252/.264 batting line over 241 plate appearances in the majors.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 03:26:00 PM

Twins optioned C/OF Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester.

It was another short stay with the team for the versatile Herrmann, who is hitting just .125/.186/.125 with nine strikeouts in 40 at-bats with the Twins this season. He'll continue to provide depth in the minor leagues.
Sun, May 25, 2014 07:23:00 PM

Twins recalled C/OF Chris Herrmann from Triple-A Rochester.

Herrmann has already appeared in 15 games with the Twins this season, slashing .128/.190/.128 with nine strikeouts in 39 at-bats. He'll provide depth and versatility on the Twins bench.
Sun, May 18, 2014 05:42:00 PM

Twins optioned OF Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester.

Herrmann was batting .128 with a .319 OPS in 15 games for the Twins, who are having to replenish their bench. The club will make a corresponding move on Friday.
Thu, May 8, 2014 03:45:00 PM

Twins recalled C Chris Herrmann from Triple-A Rochester.

Herrmann will be activated in time for Monday's game against the Athletics. In a corresponding move, the Twins have placed Jason Bartlett on the disabled list.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 12:46:00 PM

Chris Fee of reports that the Twins will recall Chris Herrmann on Monday.

No word yet on what the corresponding move will be, but the most likely scenario has Oswaldo Arcia or Josh Willingham heading to the disabled list. The 26-year-old has the ability to catch, play the outfield and cover first base, making him a potentially valuable utility option for the Twins.
Sun, Apr 6, 2014 11:09:00 PM

Twins optioned C Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester.

The Twins are rolling with Kurt Suzuki and Josmil Pinto as their Opening Day catchers this season. Herrmann is a .189/.268/.297 career hitter in the major leagues.
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 09:31:00 AM

Chris Herrmann went 2-for-5 with an RBI double on Friday, which proved to be the difference maker in the Twins’ 5-1 victory over the Indians.

Herrmann, who is seeing increased playing time due to the injury to Joe Mauer, is hitting .242/.333/.411 with three homers and 15 RBI in his first 35 games. In deeper mixed leagues that utilize two catchers, Herrmann could be worth a look as a short term option until Mauer returns.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 10:10:00 PM

Chris Herrmann went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI doubles and a run scored in a 7-6 win over the Tigers on Thursday.

His run-scoring double in the top of the eighth inning ended up being the difference in the ballgame, though one could argue that Austin Jackson should have caught it. Herrmann should see additional playing time while Joe Mauer is sidelined with concussion symptoms, but he's nothing more than a second catcher in AL-only fantasy leagues.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 04:17:00 PM

Pinch-hitter Chris Herrmann singled in Doug Bernier in the bottom of the ninth to give the Twins a 4-3 win over the White Sox on Thursday.

Yes, those are the names of major leaguers. Herrmann is at risk of a demotion back to Triple-A when Ryan Doumit returns, though. He's probably going to need a Justin Morneau trade if he's going to be much of a factor for the Twins the rest of the way. He's started 10 games behind the plate and eight in the outfield corners during his two stints with the team.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 11:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Jordan Schafer
2Shane Robinson
3Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Trevor May
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Tim Stauffer
5Blaine Boyer
6J.R. Graham
7Aaron Thompson
8Ryan Pressly
9Michael Tonkin