Herrera with the Colorado Rockies
|Rojos del Águila de Veracruz|
November 13, 1984 |
|April 30, 2008, for the Colorado Rockies|
(through 2015 season)
|Runs batted in||89|
Jonathan Alejandro Herrera (born November 13, 1984) is a Venezuelan professional baseball infielder for the Rojos del Águila de Veracruz of the Mexican Baseball League. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Colorado Rockies, Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs.
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.
Rojos del Águila de Veracruz
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- "Rockies' designate Flores for assignment, bring up Herrera | All Things Rockies". Blogs.denverpost.com. 2010-08-19. Retrieved 2010-08-20.
- "Rockies Announce Non-Roster Players For 2014 Spring Training". MLB,com. February 4, 2014. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
- "Jonathan Herrera undergoes elbow surgery". HardballTalk. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
- "Red Sox Outright Jonathan Herrera To PawSox; Mariners Claim Carlos Rivero Off Waivers". NESN.com. Retrieved 19 November 2015.