Red Sox Release Jeremy Hermida

The Red Sox released outfielder Jeremy Hermida, according to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com (on Twitter). The 26-year-old posted a .203/.257/.348 line in 171 plate appearances for the Red Sox this season, but never became the quality role player the Red Sox were hoping for when they traded for him last fall.

Hermida had been playing in the minors ever since the Red Sox designated him for assignment on July 31st. Baseball America ranked the former first-rounder fourth among all prospects before the 2006 season, but Hermida has yet to be an impact player for a full major league season. He posted an .870 OPS in 123 games for the 2007 Marlins, but has struggled to match that level of production since.

The move is essentially an early non-tender; the Red Sox were not going to offer Hermida arbitration this offseason, partly because he hasn't played well and partly because he makes $3.345MM this year and would have made a comparable amount in 2011.


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34 Comments on "Red Sox Release Jeremy Hermida"


5 years 4 days ago

there goes the playoffs…

withpower
5 years 4 days ago

What’s the story, Wishbone?

5 years 4 days ago

FINALLY!! finally someone knows what/who wishbone was. +2 sir!

withpower
5 years 4 days ago

That’s the Robin Hood episode, right?

5 years 4 days ago

sure is. man… those were the days. lol.

Sleepykarl
5 years 4 days ago

My family currently has a 14 year old Jack russel terrier because of that show.

bravesfan101
5 years 3 days ago

dang I miss wishbone, that show was amazing back in the day, absolutely my favorite show as a kid.

HerbertAnchovy
5 years 3 days ago

I remember Wishbone. He would’ve made a good mascot/front office type for a team with those smarts.

5 years 4 days ago

Be a great pick up for the Astros.

The_Silver_Stacker
5 years 3 days ago

he would fit right in and groundout or strikeout like the rest of the lineup

5 years 3 days ago

Astros have zero depth in the outfield. Hermida has at times been a valuable player and is still only 26! He’d sign for under 2 mill in the off season and would give the Astros a ton of flexibility. Bourn has been exposed as all glove and basically zero stick. Hermida can fill in at the corner outfield spots. This would give the stros a chance to insert Lee in at 1b against tough lefties for Wallace. For 2mill that seems pretty reasonable. Heck the Stros are paying more than that to Moehler this year.

The_Silver_Stacker
5 years 2 days ago

you can sign anyone person for “depth” fact is the astros need bats, and hermida is not the answer

4 years 11 months ago

Yeah paying the league minimum for a former first rounder that has had at least some success is bad. Sure you can sign “anyone” but hermida has at least shown some skills!! The point is it is zero risk. What are you missing here? No one is saying he is going to save the franchise!!! But he’s better than having freakin Michaels or Bourgeois. Yeah I would love if the Astros were able to get Holliday for league minimum and provide those “bats” you are speaking of, but that does not exist. They have to hope at this point that they will catch lightening in a bottle. Man, I swear people argue for no reason. By the way Hermida is already on the big league roster for the A’s. A better team with more payroll flexibility and more outfeld depth than the Astros. Gosh he must really suck!

wickedkevin
5 years 4 days ago

When the season started his season looked pretty promising.

5 years 4 days ago

I think Hermida would be a great player for the Royals to take a flyer on.

IIMadzII
5 years 4 days ago

Glad someone finally laid the law down on him.

YanksFanSince78
5 years 4 days ago

So was this and the Delcarmen move simply a cost cutting move and a sign that the Sox aren’t too optimistic about September?

ELPinchy
5 years 4 days ago

also just trying to get something of value while cutting ties.

He probably hung around longer than he should have because he was a hometown kid that occasionally did look great…when he wasn’t looking like total crap.

elmedius
5 years 4 days ago

hometown kid? he’s from atlanta.

elmedius
5 years 4 days ago

wait, you mean delcarmen i assume… was going the other direction since its a hermida thread. my bad.

quintjs
5 years 4 days ago

I don’t think the Sox front office are at all optimistic about September, but lets be clear, the Sox WL record in September, and whether or not they make the playoffs would in no way be effected by losing Delcarmen or Hermida, if anything, they are improved getting rid of Delcarmen.

YanksFanSince78
5 years 4 days ago

It’s odd though. It’s not like he was wasting away a roster spot seeing as how it expands to 40 next month. The possibility of a one time decent relief pitcher getting hot probably warranted keeping him don’t you think? With 15 more players coming on board was he a detriment to keep?

EdinsonPickle
5 years 4 days ago

It’s a shame, after watching him in 2007 I was pretty sure that this guy would blossom into a nice player.

hawkny1
5 years 3 days ago

Hermida..gone, Delcarmen…gone, who is next?
Here is a wish list to chew on..

OF Cameron, Drew
IF Lowell, Ortiz, Navarro, Patterson, Cash, Veritek
SP Beckett, Lackey, Matsuzaka, Wakefield
RP Ramirez, Atchison

Those, among these 14 whom they cannot simply cut loose, trade…

moonraker45
5 years 3 days ago

only problem is the FA market isn’t stacked with replacements.

hawkny1
5 years 3 days ago

I remember when Theo was first hired.  He said then he wanted a productive farm system and would work towards building one.  Well, it is 5 years later… bring on the young guys.  Let them play and learn by their mistakes.  There is simply  too much reliance on established players, like Cameron,  Lackey, Ortiz, Drew, Scutaro etc…
It is time to build from within…

johnsilver
5 years 3 days ago

A lot of that is Francona and not Epstein. he prefers veterans over the youngsters and always has. was not overly thrilled with pedroia even when Epstein nearly had to force him upon him.

Lowrie needs to get the majority of AB’s at 2B at at least see if he will be the utility guy for next season, since Hall going to want FAR more than his useless self is worth, not to mention Lowrie is a better hitter anyway. Let Kalish play some and give Reddick a call up from AAA since he has been blistering Pawtucket since early July, let those 2 play LF/CF.

Richardson can be the lefy guy since Okajima almost certainly won’t be offered arbitration this winter, yet another youngster needing a long look.

Plenty that need a good peak, but the vets with 1 month left with the team will be getting the playing time for a team with -0- chance for the playoffs. the one thing about Francona that always grates me.

Guest
5 years 3 days ago

Again, another move that makes absolutely zero sense in my opinion, by the Red Sox.

5 years 3 days ago

The Bo Soxs are definitley quitting this season. The Delcarmen trade was a good trade by Theo because now there is another good young prospect with good potential in their system. The Red Soxs should start seeing what they have in guys like Bowden, Dubront, and heck why not even Casey Kelly. In a way the red soxs are rebuilding, but I can guarantee you they will be very aggressive in this upcoming off season. Carl Crawford might actually become a player for the red soxs next season.

JDortmunder
5 years 3 days ago

Carl Crawford might actually become a player for…RS”———— Not likely. He’s going to get a mega-deal. Hermida had some tough luck this year and never really got going. But his defense was pretty awful. If you are considered a minus-D OF and aren’t hitting you are on the way to a non-tender. This guy looks like a player (6’3,220) but isn’t. He probably would have got 4mil in arbit.

BoSoXaddict
5 years 3 days ago

While I think the most likely scenario is that you’ll see a starting outfield on opening day of Kalish, Ellsbury & Drew there’s always the chance the Sox will get Werth or CC.

5 years 3 days ago

The Rays need a RF besides Joyce….

HerbertAnchovy
5 years 3 days ago

Attention San Francisco Giants!

ny_minute
5 years 2 days ago

How about the Mets? After trading Francouer, signing Hermida might be a good idea to replace him in RF, similar hitters/fielders except Hermida K’s less. I think he would be a great pick up for the Mets…