Elian Herrera SS/3B/RF MIL 4 days ago

Herrera hit a grand slam in his first appearance of the season Tuesday in a loss to the Reds.

Herrera took over starting duties at second base with Scooter Gennett (hand) out. Last season he appeared in 69 games for the Brewers and drove in just five runs. Expect him to continue to compete for starting time with Hector Gomez until Gennett returns.

Elian Herrera SS/3B/RF MIL 4 days ago

Herrera will play second base and hit second in Tuesday's game against the Reds.

It's not exactly clear how Herrera and Hector Gomez will split the second base duties in Scooter Gennett's absence, but Herrera will jump right into the lineup after being called up Tuesday morning. Herrera owns just one home run and four stolen bases over 141 career MLB games, but he did hit .288 against right-handers last season, and posted a 1.144 OPS through 11 games with Triple-A Colorado Springs this year.

Elian Herrera SS/3B/RF MIL 4 days ago

Herrera was called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday.

Herrera was called up to take the roster spot of Scooter Gennett, who was placed on the disabled list with a hand injury. Herrera hit a sizzling .422 (19-for-45) through 11 games with Colorado Springs, but he will likely fill a utility role with the big club and does not figure to see regular at-bats.

Elian Herrera SS/3B/RF MIL 2 weeks ago

Herrera is 13-for-26 (.500) with two home runs, six RBI, and nine runs scored through nine games with Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Herrera was the last position player cut by the Brewers at the end of spring training, but that did not deter him from jumping out to a fast start with Colorado Springs. He will garner consideration when the Brewers need to call up a hitter from the Triple-A ranks.

Elian Herrera SS/3B/RF MIL 3 weeks ago

Herrera was returned to minor league camp Thursday.

Herrera made a strong run at a spot on the Brewers' Opening Day roster, but his 2015 campaign will begin with Triple-A Colorado Springs. Herrera appeared in 69 games with the Brewers last season and can play both the infield and outfield, so he figures to be among the first options when the Brewers need to bring up a player from the minors.

Elian Herrera SS/3B/RF MIL 1 month ago

Herrera is 7-for-23 (.304) with a home run and five RBI through 15 spring games.

Herrera has hit the ball well this spring, but the Brewers know what they have him in after he appeared in 69 games for the club last season, and he has received limited opportunities while the team evaluates other players. With that being said, he remains in the discussion for a utility spot on the Opening Day roster.

Elian Herrera SS/3B/RF MIL 3 months ago

Herrera cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Herrera, who was DFA'd last week to make room on the 40-man for Neal Cotts, will receive an invite to major league spring training as a non-roster player.

Elian Herrera SS/3B/RF MIL 3 months ago

Herrera has been designated for assignment to make room for the newly signed Neal Cotts.

Herrera served as a bench bat and occasional fill-in at several positions for the Brewers in 2012, but doesn't have the plate discipline or power to make any real impact on offense. His 2.1 percent walk rate was one of the ten worst in the league (minimum 100 plate appearances). The 29-year-old could be picked up on waivers for a team looking for a utility player capable of covering pretty much any position in the infield or outfield.

Elian Herrera SS/3B/RF MIL 9 months ago

Elian Herrera had a big day on Sunday, going 5-for-5 with three runs scored in a win over the Cardinals.

Filling in for Jean Segura, Herrera had as many hits Sunday as he had in his previous 24 at-bats spanning back to mid-June. The career day raised his batting average from .232 to .276. When Segura returns from the Dominican Republic, where he's tending to some family issues, Herrera will likely find himself back at Triple-A.

Elian Herrera SS/3B/RF MIL 9 months ago

Brewers recalled INF/OF Elian Herrera from Triple-A Nashville.

Herrera will provide additional depth for the Brewers while Jean Segura attends to a family tragedy back home in the Dominican Republic. The 29-year-old has appeared in 37 games with the Brewers this season, hitting .235/.241/.284 with two RBI and a 24/1 K/BB ratio over 81 at-bats.