|Milwaukee Brewers – No. 3|
February 2, 1985 |
San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|May 15, 2012 for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
(through 2013 season)
|Runs batted in||17|
Elian Herrera (born February 1, 1985) is a professional baseball infielder/outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers. Herrera has played second base, third base, shortstop and all three outfield positions in his career.
Los Angeles Dodgers
A native of the Dominican Republic, Herrera signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers as an undrafted free agent in 2006 and began play with the rookie class Gulf Coast Dodgers, where he was selected as a Gulf Coast League All-Star. In 2007 he played at three levels, with the rookie class Ogden Raptors, Class-A Great Lakes Loons and A-Advanced Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino. Overall he appeared in 70 games and hit .255. He appeared in only 37 games in 2008, for the same three teams, and hit .292.
In 2010, Herrera played in 97 games for the AA Chattanooga Lookouts, hitting .258 and also stole 31 bases. He also played in 25 games in AAA for the Albuquerque Isotopes, where he hit .229. For the 2011 season he played exclusively for Chattanooga, appearing in 116 games, hitting .278 and stealing 33 bases.
Herrera began the 2012 season with Albuquerque and had his contract purchased by the Dodgers when he was called up to the Majors for the first time on May 14, 2012. He made his Major League debut as a pinch hitter on May 15 against the Arizona Diamondbacks and popped out. He recorded his first hit, an RBI double, in the first inning of his first start, on May 16 against the San Diego Padres. He hit his first Major League home run on July 5, 2012 off of Wade Miley of the Diamondbacks. He appeared in 67 games with the Dodgers in 2012, batting .251
In 2013, Herrera had a couple of brief Major League call-ups but only appeared in 4 games, where he had 2 hits in 8 at-bats. He was also in 108 games at Albuquerque, where he hit .282.
- Stephen, Eric (November 4, 2013). "Elian Herrera claimed off waivers by Brewers". truebluela.com. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)