The Orioles have selected the contract of infielder Dilson Herrera to their big league roster, the team announced. In corresponding move, outfielder Mason Williams was designated for assignment to create a 40-man roster spot. The O’s also called up outfielder DJ Stewart from the alternate site.
Herrera signed a minor league deal with the O’s during the offseason, and he is now set to appear in his fourth Major League season of his decade-long pro career. Breaking in with the Mets in 2014-15, Herrera’s only MLB action since was a 53-game stint with the Reds in 2018. Herrera has only a .203/.293/.394 slash line over 266 career plate appearances in the Show, but he can provide the Orioles with multi-positional bench depth all over the infield (particularly at second and third base) and even maybe in the corner outfield slots.
Williams was another of Baltimore’s minor league winter signings, and posted a .545 OPS over seven games and 11 PA this season. Once a highly-touted prospect while coming up in the Yankees’ farm system, Williams hasn’t been able to translate that promise into production, though he has also received only 245 career Major League plate appearances. Williams has hit .281/.318/.382 for the Orioles, Reds, and Yankees since the start of the 2015 season.
Seems like Herrera should be 32 instead of 26. Pirates traded him all the way back at the 2013 wavier deadline with Vic Black for Marlon Byrd and John Buck.
Yea, he’s been around forever but has had some bad luck with injuries. I actually drafted him twice in an APBA keeper league like five years apart lol.
Why is Stewart back? He’s shown nothing at the major league level to give me any indication he belongs on the roster. Also, where in the blue hell is he going to play?
Probably because they want to give him some reps to see how he does here. I don’t understand why they wouldn’t give him a shot now. They are obviously going to be giving some people some extended looks this last month. Obviously he was awful to start this season and looked over matched. Hopefully he has made the most of it and worked some things out. He had some moments last year in brief time up.
Hope Herrera can establish himself with Baltimore. I know he’s dealt with shoulder injuries and having his path to MLB blocked by another 2B.
I was hoping Mason Williams would do better. Didn’t think he was almost 30 already.
Yeah he’s been around a while.
FredMcGriff for the HOF
Another failed Yankee HOF prospect in Mason Williams.
This is huge
Herrera one of those guys who keeps getting moved off one position to another because he’s not cutting it defensively. So there for he’s “multi-positional “, which basically means he’s equally bad at several positions.