Kelvin Herrera
RP FA
Wed 8/26/20 5:20 PM

Herrera was released by the Cubs on Wednesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera signed a minor-league deal with the Cubs earlier in the month but was let go before making it to the majors. The veteran right-hander owns an unsightly 6.54 ERA and 1.62 WHIP across 53.2 innings over the past two seasons.

Kelvin Herrera
RP FA
Thu 8/6/20 4:34 PM

Herrera signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Thursday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

After posting a 6.54 ERA and 1.62 WHIP over 53.2 innings with the White Sox over the past two seasons, Herrera was designated for assignment and subsequently released. The right-hander will now report to the Cubs' alternate training site as part of the team's 60-man roster. Although the team's major-league bullpen has struggled to begin the year, Herrera would have to demonstrate increased production during his time in South Bend if he hopes to return to the majors during the shortened 2020 campaign.

Kelvin Herrera
RP FA
Sun 8/2/20 5:51 PM

The White Sox requested waivers for Herrera on Sunday for the purpose of granting his unconditional release.

EDGE Analysis

After Chicago designated Herrera for assignment, no team was willing to scoop him up off waivers, which doesn't come as a surprise given that the two-time All-Star was owed $8.5 million in 2020 and would need to be bought out for another $1 million in 2021. Rather than retaining Herrera as part of their 60-man roster pool, the White Sox will part ways with the 30-year-old entirely following a rough two-year stint with the club. Over his 59 appearances spanning this season and last, Herrera posted a 6.54 ERA (4.94 FIP) in 53.2 innings.

Kelvin Herrera
RP FA
Fri 7/31/20 2:02 PM

Herrera was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran right-hander last appeared in Sunday's contest and surrendered four runs over two innings, which appears to have been the final straw for Chicago. Herrera signed a two-year, $18 million contract in January 2019, but he struggled last season with a 6.14 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 53:23 K:BB over 51.1 innings.

Kelvin Herrera
RP FA
Sun 4/5/20 10:22 PM

Herrera is expected to make the White Sox as a member of the bullpen, LaMond Pope of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera opened the 2019 season as a setup man with potential to steal saves from Alex Colome, but he didn't last long in that role. He walked too many batters and opponents had an .857 OPS off the right-hander during the first half of the season. He blamed a foot injury suffered in September of 2018 that lingered into 2019. That left the White Sox searching for better setup men, which they eventually found in Aaron Bummer and Evan Marshall. Herrera will primarily pitch in the middle innings and other low-leverage spots until he can prove his career-worst 6.14 ERA in 2019 was a fluke.

Kelvin Herrera
RP FA
Sun 2/9/20 8:55 AM

Herrera attributed his career-worst 6.14 ERA in 2019 to the aftereffects of foot surgery he underwent in September of 2018, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's fair to assume the White Sox expected more out of Herrera when he signed a two-year, $18 million contract prior to the 2019 season. The optimist will look at the two-time All Star's 1.76 ERA over the final 15 games and see a reliever that can help the back end of the bullpen.

Kelvin Herrera
RP FA
Sun 9/29/19 6:32 PM

Herrera gave up a home run while striking out two to record the save in a 5-3 win over the Tigers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera entered the ninth inning with a three-run lead, and he allowed a solo home run before striking out the final two batters of the game to nail down his first save in the last game. The 29-year-old finishes the season with a 3-3 record with a 6.14 ERA in 51.1 innings.

Kelvin Herrera
RP FA
Sun 8/11/19 11:20 AM

Herrera (oblique) was activated from the 10-day injured list prior to Sunday's game against the A's.

EDGE Analysis

He had been shelved since July 17 and logged a 7.36 ERA in 33 MLB innings prior to the injury. Look for him to primarily work in mid-leverage spots over the rest of the season.

Kelvin Herrera
RP FA
Wed 8/7/19 12:25 PM

Herrera (oblique) is scheduled for another rehab appearance with Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera struggled in his first rehab appearance with the Knights, but he bounced back and fired a scoreless inning while recording a strikeout Tuesday against Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. If everything goes off without a hitch Thursday, Herrera -- who has been sidelined since June 20 with an oblique injury -- could be cleared to rejoin the White Sox shortly thereafter.

Kelvin Herrera
RP FA
Mon 8/5/19 3:41 PM

Herrera (oblique) made his first rehab appearance for Triple-A Charlotte on Friday, working an inning and giving up four runs on five hits.

EDGE Analysis

Herrera needed 22 pitches to record the three outs and surrendered three extra-base hits -- including two home runs -- in his first competitive outing since July 17. Needless to say, the White Sox will probably want to see Herrera show improved command in subsequent minor-league outings before bringing him back from the 10-day injured list.