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

Herrera was sent outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday.

Designated for assignment earlier in the week, the 30-year-old Herrera unsurprisingly cleared waivers. He's done well in his limited time at Triple-A Colorado Springs but owns a .212/.259/.374 slash line through 108 plate appearances with the Brewers. He'll likely be back in the majors at some point this season to provide depth at multiple positions.

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

Herrera was designated for assignment Tuesday.

Herrera has seen his playing time dwindle of late, and he'll now be subject to waivers with Triple-A Colorado Springs as his likely landing spot. In a corresponding move, the Brewers claimed struggling utility man Hernan Perez off waivers from Detroit.

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

Herrera is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Giants.

This marks Herrera's third absence from the lineup in the past five games, with Luis Sardinas and Hector Gomez again holding down the middle infield. Herrera and Gomez will likely continue to split at-bats, but Scooter Gennett figures to eventually rejoin the big-league squad.

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

Herrera is out of the lineup Friday.

Hector Gomez and Herrera are in what amounts to a 50-50 split at second base with Scooter Gennett at Triple-A Colorado Springs. Herrera is hitting just .219 and is a bottom tier middle infield option in most formats.

Elian Herrera 2B/SS/3B/RF MIL 4 months ago

Herrera and Hector Gomez figure to share the second base duties for the Brewers moving forward after starting second baseman Scooter Gennett was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday.

Herrera and Gomez shared the second base duties when Gennett was on the disabled list earlier in the season, and they will likely do so again with Gennett now in the minors. Herrera's ability to hit from both sides of the plate gives him a leg up over Gomez, but neither player is hitting particularly well, and both can play other positions, so expect the two to rotate the starts at the keystone rather than form a hard platoon.

Elian Herrera 2B/SS/3B/RF MIL 4 months ago

Herrera will receive another start at third base Wednesday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Herrera homered in his third straight game Tuesday, and regular third baseman Aramis Ramirez is still dealing with a sore back, so manager Craig Counsell will stick with the hot hand and give Herrera his sixth straight start at third base Wednesday night. Herrera is hitting just .228 this year, but he owns a .782 OPS on the season thanks to four home runs and three doubles.

Elian Herrera 2B/SS/3B/RF MIL 4 months ago

Herrera went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer that put the Brewers on top for good in the win over the White Sox on Monday night.

Aramis Ramirez continues to be sidelined by a back injury, which was enabled Herrera to take over as the team's interim third baseman. Monday's start was the fourth consecutive game that Herrera has been in the lineup for Milwaukee, and he's now delivered a home run in back-to-back games after going deep on Mother's Day against the Cubs.

Elian Herrera 2B/SS/3B/RF MIL 4 months ago

Herrera is not in the lineup Wednesday for the second straight day.

Herrera had been seeing regular action at second base, but he will be held out in favor of Hector Gomez again Wednesday. The two figure to continue sharing the second base duties until Scooter Gennett (hand) returns to action, likely next week.

Elian Herrera 2B/SS/3B/RF MIL 4 months ago

Herrera is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Reds.

Herrera started six of the last seven games at second base, but he will get the day off Tuesday after going just 3-for-18 (.167) over his last five games. Hector Gomez will get the start at second base in Herrera's place.

Elian Herrera 2B/SS/3B/RF MIL 4 months 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.