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Even with all their injuries, Red Sox release Jeremy Hermida

Sep 1, 2010, 3:17 PM EDT

Acquired from the Marlins and signed to a one-year, $3.4 million contract this winter, Jeremy Hermida was brought in to be the Red Sox’s fourth outfielder and could have been in line for a ton of playing time given the team’s amazing number of injuries.
Instead he hit just .203/.257/.348 in 52 games while missing time with various injuries of his own, including fractured ribs, and yesterday the Red Sox released him from Triple-A rather than give him a September call-up.
Hermida is a former top prospect and hit .296/.369/.501 as a 23-year-old for the Marlins in 2007, but he’s batted just .246/.324/.392 in three seasons and 1,221 plate appearances since then and is now a 26-year-old with a .755 career OPS. Hermida cleared waivers after being designated for assignment on July 31 and will almost surely have to settle for a minor-league deal at this point.

  1. The Rabbit - Sep 1, 2010 at 4:58 PM

    Jeremy Hermida=Frenchy (plus or minus a little)
    Hermida is released and Frenchy moves on to the Rangers. Who says baseball is logical?

  2. tdawg69 - Sep 1, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    He’ll be the starting left fielder and #5 hitter for your 2011 Cleveland Indians. He fits perfectly with the Dolan’s policy of signing has-been’s and never-were’s with a sprinkling of “front of the rotation” or “5 tool” prospects.

  3. Old Gator - Sep 2, 2010 at 12:05 AM

    It was a relief to see Hermida traded from the Feesh. He was our official rally-killer, but once he was gone the rest of the team responded and most of them pitched in to fill the gap he left in the pecking order. Now they’re all rally killers when called upon to serve.

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