Herrera with the Omaha Storm Chasers in 2018
|Kansas City Royals – No. 7|
Born: October 16, 1992|
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|April 26, 2018, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|MLB statistics |
(through September 21, 2018)
|Runs batted in||20|
Rosell Amado Herrera Navarro (born October 16, 1992) is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Cincinnati Reds in 2018.
A shortstop and occasional third baseman throughout his career, he was switched to the outfield in 2015 while playing his second season in High-A Modesto.
Prior to the 2013 season, MLB named him the 12th best prospect in the Rockies system. He was added to the Rockies 40-man roster on November 20, 2013. Following the 2015 season, Herrera was non-tendered and elected free agency, but re-signed with the Rockies on a minor league deal. He elected free agency on November 6, 2017.
On November 17, 2017, Herrera signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds promoted him to the major leagues on April 26, 2018. He was designated for assignment on June 1, 2018.
Kansas City Royals
Herrera was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Royals on June 2, 2018. On June 22, 2018, Herrera would have his most important game thus far, robbing a go-ahead homerun from Alex Bregman in the bottom of the 8th and hitting a go-ahead RBI triple to eventually win the game for the Royals. On July 28, Herrera hit his first Major League home run against David Robertson of the New York Yankees.
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