Jonathan Herrera

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Jonathan Herrera
Jonathan Herrera on August 17, 2013.jpg
Herrera with the Colorado Rockies
Free agent
Born: (1984-11-13) November 13, 1984 (age 33)
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 30, 2008, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Batting average .259
Hits 311
Home runs 10
Runs batted in 89

Jonathan Alejandro Herrera Rodriguez (born November 13, 1984) is a Venezuelan professional baseball infielder who is currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Colorado Rockies, Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs.


Colorado Rockies[edit]

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.[1]

Herrera was called up again on May 31, 2010, to the Rockies from the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. After returning to Triple-A, he was recalled on August 19.[2]

Boston Red Sox[edit]

On December 18, 2013, Herrera was traded to the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Franklin Morales and minor-league pitcher Chris Martin.[3] After batting .233 in 42 games for the Red Sox in 2014, he underwent elbow surgery.[4] The Red Sox outrighted Herrera to the minor leagues after the season,[5] but he rejected the assignment and became a free agent.

Chicago Cubs[edit]

Herrera signed with the Chicago Cubs in December 2014.

Rojos del Águila de Veracruz[edit]

On May 11, 2016, Herrera signed with the Rojos del Águila de Veracruz of the Mexican Baseball League.

Olmecas de Tabasco[edit]

He played with them for the rest of the 2016 season. He was released on April 11, 2017.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rockies agree to terms with LHP Alan Embree on one-year deal: IF Herrera agrees to Minor League deal with Spring Training invite" (Press release). 2008-12-13. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Rockies' designate Flores for assignment, bring up Herrera | All Things Rockies". 2010-08-19. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  3. ^ "Rockies Announce Non-Roster Players For 2014 Spring Training". MLB,com. February 4, 2014. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Jonathan Herrera undergoes elbow surgery". HardballTalk. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Red Sox Outright Jonathan Herrera To PawSox; Mariners Claim Carlos Rivero Off Waivers". Retrieved 19 November 2015. 

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