The D-Backs announced this afternoon they’ve selected catcher Jose Herrera to the 40-man roster. The move keeps him from qualifying for minor league free agency. Arizona’s 40-man is now full.
Herrera, 24, has been in the Diamondback organization for his entire career. The Snakes signed him as an amateur out of Venezuela during the 2013-14 international period, and he’s slowly progressed up the minor league ladder. Herrera reached the high minors for the first time in 2021, splitting the campaign between Double-A Amarillo and Triple-A Reno. Over 360 cumulative plate appearances, the switch-hitting backstop posted a .258/.364/.422 line with eleven homers, drawing walks at a robust 14.2% clip.