Showing posts with label Daniel Ray Herrera. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Daniel Ray Herrera. Show all posts

Friday, February 08, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Wheeler, Collins, Lutz, Gee, Tradition


Mets News and Notes:

Zack Wheeler hopes to learn from Matt Harvey this spring.

“We talked a little bit this offseason,” Wheeler said. “I asked him to help me out this spring. He was more than willing to just let me tag along and show me the ropes a little bit, because he was sort of in the same situation last year that I am this year.

“It’s baseball,” Wheeler continued, outside the minor league clubhouse. “I’m sure it’s pretty much the same over there as it is over here. It’s all about learning and trying to get better.”

Jonathan Niese has reported early to Spring Training....

Left-handed reliever Daniel Herrera, who made 16 appearances for the Mets in 2011, expects to be ready to pitch in games in May.

The 28-year-old Herrera, an early arrival to Port St. Lucie, is about to step on a mound for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last May.

He will not be in major league camp.

Herrera was not a free agent this past offseason. He remained under the Mets' control after making three early season relief appearances for Triple-A Buffalo last year.

Terry Collins in recent days has not backed Sandy Alderson's comments about Frank Francisco not having a firm hold on the closer's job.

Said Collins: “I told him the same thing yesterday. I said, ‘You’re the guy. We haven’t signed another close, per se. Bobby Parnell is here. I heard [Brandon] Lyon is going to have a physical. [Scott] Atchison is here. We’ve got candidates. But you’re the guy. But we’ve got to get you ready. And if you’re not ready, I’ve got to find somebody else.'

"And that’s kind of what Sandy is saying. This guy, with what’s happened last year, with his elbow issues, he’s got to go out and earn a job. If he’s healthy, he will earn the job, in my opinion.”

Zach Lutz’s transition to outfielder became more official Thursday with outfield coach Tom Goodwin now at the Mets’ spring-training complex.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Baxter, Nickeas, and Herrera are clear cut front-runners for roster spots


Herrera Smells Roster Spot
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY,  Lefty-hitting backup outfielder Mike Baxter, catcher Mike Nickeas and left-hander Daniel Herrera are clear-cut front-runners for Opening Day roster spots.

Terry Collins offered insight into prospect Josh Edgin not being selected to serve as Tim Byrdak's replacement when the manager indicated Tuesday it would be a stretch to ask Edgin to make the jump from Class A to the majors, especially since Byrdak's absence may only be the first four games of the season.

Left-hander Garrett Olson appeared the primary option in place of Byrdak, but it now appears Herrera is the likely person to claim the spot -- primarily because Byrdak's absence should be so short. Whomever is selected is likely only on the roster for four games and then would need to be exposed to waivers and outrighted, where the organization would risk losing the player. Olson instead is expected to open the season in Triple-A Buffalo's rotation.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Daniel Herrera clears waivers, will remain with the Mets in 2012


Left-hander Daniel Herrera has cleared waivers and will remain with the Mets according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com

It turns out that Herrera did not have the right to declare free agency once he passed through waivers.

The Mets are concerned Herrera's effectiveness will decrease as NL East batters become more familiar with his screwball.

They privately cite Herrera's numbers swooning against NL Central teams, who were familiar with him because of his longtime association with the Cincinnati Reds.

 Daniel Herrera's Stats
GPGSCGSHOIPHRERHRBBSOWLSVHLDBLSVWHIPERA
2011 Regular Season180009.21365135010101.664.66
Career131000101.21175342936715801911.503.72

Monday, January 09, 2012

F-Mart, Daniel Herrera on their way out?


One-time top prospect Fernando Martinez as well as left-hander Daniel Herrera may be in their final days with the organization.

A source told ESPNNewYork.com that both players are on waivers to clear the roster spots for Scott Hairston and Ronny Cedeno.

Martinez, 23, has faded as a prospect because of continual leg injuries. Even when healthy, an arthritic knee limits his mobility in the outfield. If Martinez clears waivers, the Mets can option him to Triple-A Buffalo. But Martinez's reputation could prompt another team to claim him at least to take a shot.

Martinez hit .227 in 11 games with the Mets last season. He hit .260 with eight homers and 30 RBIs in 223 at-bats at Triple-A Buffalo.

Herrera, 27, was one of two players to be named in the deal that sent Francisco Rodriguez to the Milwaukee Brewers -- really a salary dump to avoid K-Rod's contract vesting at 55 games finished with the Mets. Herrera had adequate numbers as a Met -- a 1.13 ERA in 16 appearances spanning eight innings -- but the organization concern is his effectiveness will fade as National League East opponents become more acclimated to his screwball.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Mets get a couple of arms for K-Rod (Trade finally completed)


Daniel Ray Herrera
The Mets on Thursday selected right-hander Adrian Rosario and left-hander Daniel Ray Herrera from the Brewers to complete the teams' mid-July trade for reliever Francisco Rodriguez.

Rosario is a mid-level prospect who throws hard and was selected by Baltimore in the last Rule 5 Draft, but ultimately returned to Milwaukee. He struggled as a starter at Advanced Class A Brevard County, with a 5.83 ERA in 14 starts and two relief appearances, and was sent back down to Class A Wisconsin to pitch in relief, the role he had filled in 2010, and struck out 42 batters in 33 2/3 innings. He turns 22 on Sept. 30.

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