Rosell Herrera

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Rosell Herrera
Rosell Herrera (cropped).jpg
Herrera with the Omaha Storm Chasers in 2018
Kansas City Royals – No. 7
Outfielder
Born: (1992-10-16) October 16, 1992 (age 25)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 26, 2018, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
(through September 21, 2018)
Batting average .232
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 20
Teams

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.

Career[edit]

Colorado Rockies[edit]

Herrera was signed by the Colorado Rockies as a non-drafted free agent in 2009. In 2011, Baseball America named him the fifth-best prospect in the Pioneer League.[1]

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.[2] 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.

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

On November 17, 2017, Herrera signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds.[3] The Reds promoted him to the major leagues on April 26, 2018.[4] He was designated for assignment on June 1, 2018.

Kansas City Royals[edit]

Herrera was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Royals on June 2, 2018.[5] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rosell Herrera Stats, Bio, Photos, Highlights | Asheville Tourists Stats". Milb.com. October 16, 1992. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  2. ^ "Rockies add seven players to 40-man roster". Colorado.rockies.mlb.com. November 20, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2013.
  3. ^ Adams, Steve (November 17, 2017). "Minor MLB Transactions: 11/17/17". Mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "Reds activate 3B Suarez, promote Herrera". Espn.com. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Royals claim Herrera off waivers, move Karns to 60-day DL". Foxsports.com. 2 June 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.

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