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"


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4 years 10 months ago

there goes the playoffs…

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withpower
4 years 10 months ago

What’s the story, Wishbone?

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4 years 10 months ago

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

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withpower
4 years 10 months ago

That’s the Robin Hood episode, right?

Guest
4 years 10 months ago

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

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Sleepykarl
4 years 10 months ago

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

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bravesfan101
4 years 10 months ago

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

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HerbertAnchovy
4 years 10 months ago

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

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4 years 10 months ago

Be a great pick up for the Astros.

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The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 10 months ago

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

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4 years 10 months 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.

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The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 10 months ago

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

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4 years 9 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!

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wickedkevin
4 years 10 months ago

When the season started his season looked pretty promising.

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4 years 10 months ago

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

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IIMadzII
4 years 10 months ago

Glad someone finally laid the law down on him.