Herrera with the Colorado Rockies
Chicago Cubs – No. 19
November 13, 1984 |
|April 30, 2008 for the Colorado Rockies|
(through May 17, 2015)
|Runs batted in||80|
Jonathan Alejandro Herrera (born November 13, 1984) is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played for the Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox.
Herrera was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Colorado Rockies on April 6, 2002.
On April 29, 2008, Herrera was called up to the major leagues to play second base for the Colorado Rockies in response to an injury sustained by their star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki as well as other lineup difficulties plaguing the team in the early 2008 baseball season. On May 4, he got his first RBI in a start against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field.
On December 12, 2008, Herrera was non-tendered, but re-signed to a minor league deal the next day.
Boston Red Sox
On December 18, 2013, Herrera was traded to the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Franklin Morales and minor-league pitcher Chris Martin. After batting .233 in 42 games for the Red Sox in 2014, he underwent elbow surgery. The Red Sox outrighted Herrera to the minor leagues after the season, but he rejected the assignment and became a free agent.
Herrera signed with the Chicago Cubs in December 2014.
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- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)