Orioles Signal Dilson Herrera To Minor League Deal
The Orioles introduced that they’ve signed infielder Dilson Herrera to a minor league contract. Presumably, he’ll be invited to Spring Coaching to compete for a roster spot.
Herrera, remains to be simply 25 years of age although he’s 5 years and two notable trades — Marlon Byrd, Jay Bruce — faraway from his MLB debut with the Mets again in 2014. Shoulder troubles have derailed the previous prime prospect’s growth and restricted his MLB possibilities, however he did play a full season in Triple-A upon returning to the Mets group on a minor league deal final 12 months. In 460 plate appearances there, Herrera slashed .248/.330/.501 with 24 house runs however a career-worst 27.6 % strikeout charge.
Strikeouts haven’t usually been a significant detriment for Herrera, who owns a profession .280/.344/.471 batting line in elements of 5 Triple-A seasons. The departure of Jonathan Villar has left the Orioles fairly skinny within the infield, so Herrera ought to have a shot to select up some at-bats if he exhibits nicely subsequent spring and makes the membership. He’s primarily been a second baseman in his profession, however the Mets have him time at first base, third base and within the outfield corners whereas enjoying with their Syracuse affiliate in 2019.