August 08, 2007

Mets Get Chad Hermansen

At Rotoworld they write about the Mets trade for Minor League Outfielder Chad Hermansen:

The Marlins traded OF Chad Hermansen to the Mets for a player to be named later.

Hermansen, who was on the disabled list at Triple-A Albuquerque due to a bruised foot, will report to the Mets' Triple-A team in New Orleans when he is healthy.

A little background on Hermanson (Wikipedia):

Hermansen was viewed as the Pirates' center fielder of the future, but he struggled to establish himself and lost his starting job early in 2000. He spent parts of the next three seasons bouncing back and forth between the Pirates and AAA, and then was traded to the Chicago Cubs for Darren Lewis on July 31, 2002. Lewis chose to retire rather than report to the Pirates, so the teams made a follow-up trade involving minor-league players Aron Weston, Ricardo Palma, and Tim Lavery two weeks later. Hermansen spent the remainder of the season with the Cubs, and then was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on December 4. The Cubs received Eric Karros and Mark Grudzielanek, while the Dodgers also received Todd Hundley. Hermansen played in eleven games for the Dodgers in 2003, and appeared in four more with the Toronto Blue Jays the following year.

Signed by the Campeche Pirates of the Mexican League in 2005, Hermansen was released after batting only .182 in eleven games. He next signed with the Elmira Pioneers, but played in no games before being signed by the San Diego Padres organization. The Padres immediately released Hermansen, however, citing arm problems as their concern. In 2006, Hermansen played for the Sioux Falls Canaries of the newly formed American Association.


Anonymous said...

without that background check i wouldnt have any idea who he is

Anonymous said...

why another outfielder?