Hermida, Wolf Elect Free Agency

Jeremy Hermida and Ross Wolf elected free agency today after the A’s outrighted them to Triple-A, according to the team. Left-hander Brad Kilby was also outrighted, but he did not elect free agency.

The A’s signed Hermida to a minor league deal in September, after he spent most of the season in the Red Sox organization. The 26-year-old posted an overall line of .216/.268/.351 in 239 plate appearances this year. Five offseasons ago, Baseball America ranked him fourth among all prospects, 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 A’s acquired Wolf from the Orioles for Jake Fox in June. Wolf turns 28 next week and is coming off a season in which he threw just 12.2 major league innings. The righty posted a 4.26 ERA with 6.4 K/9 and 4.3 BB/9 this year. In the minor leagues, Wolf posted a 2.62 ERA with twice as many strikeouts as walks, so he appears to have some value as an organizational arm.


6 Responses to Hermida, Wolf Elect Free Agency Leave a Reply

  1. I do not believe that Brad Kilby had the necessary minor league service time to elect free agency, so once passed through waivers, he had to accept the outright to AAA without the free agency out-clause.

  2. I was always hoping Hermida would blossom like all hoped he would with the A’s. Oh well. We have MORE THAN ENOUGH AAAA outfielders

  3. I was always hoping Hermida would blossom like all hoped he would with the A’s. Oh well. We have MORE THAN ENOUGH AAAA outfielders

  4. RedSox2219 5 years ago

    What’s up minor league deals

  5. RedSox2219 5 years ago

    What’s up minor league deals

  6. TeamCropDusters 5 years ago

    Hermida reminds me of Ibanez. Ibanez was a late bloomer and I wouldn’t be so quick to dismis Hermida.

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