If you’re feeling a bit of déjà vu, that’s because Herrera has already opted for free agency once this year. The last time he tested the free agent waters, he wound up rejoining the Mets on a minor-league pact when no other favorable opportunities emerged.
The 25-year-old Herrera, who hasn’t appeared in the Majors this season, will seek out an agreement with a club that may offer a better chance at returning to the big leagues. It’s certainly fair for Herrera to want to reevaluate his worth after a 2019 season in which he has put up career-best power numbers, having slugged 24 home runs in 460 Triple-A plate appearances. An interested team may be willing to use one of its expanded roster spots on a player like Herrera, who seems to have reimagined himself after a lackluster opening to his Major League career.