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Padres re-sign Jeremy Hermida to minor-league deal

Dec 19, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

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Last month Jeremy Hermida was said to be headed to Japan and then when that fell through San Diego dropped him from the 40-man roster, but Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Padres have re-signed Hermida to a minor-league contract.

That means he’ll remain off the 40-man roster, making the path back to the majors a tougher one for the 27-year-old former top prospect.

Hermida has been mediocre in 619 career games as a big leaguer, hitting .257 with a .749 OPS, but he’s still relatively young and that’s decent enough production for a bench bat. Plus, he hit .319 with 17 homers and a .924 OPS in 105 games at Triple-A this past season.

  1. b7p19 - Dec 19, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Finally, the missing piece. OK, that was sarcastic. Being serious for a moment though, wouldn’t Hermida have beena better choice than Kotsay? Is Kotsay really going to hit any better? Street and Kotsay were both very strange, but I like this deal and the Latos trade.

    • b7p19 - Dec 19, 2011 at 11:52 AM

      And I honestly wouldn’t mind seeing a Chase Headly deal this summer (if they aren’t competing…right). He’s inching towards free agency and they have Gyorko and Rincon behind him.

  2. mojosmagic - Dec 19, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    This was no easy feat but the Wilpon’s have managed to turn the Mets, who last time I checked reside in New York, into a small market team. Thanks guys!

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 19, 2011 at 5:18 PM

      And that has to do with this how?

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