Elian Herrera spent nearly a decade in the Dodgers’ minor league systems before finally making it to the majors. Then, in his tenth season, he was called up and spent the next four seasons going back-and-forth between the majors and minors in both Los Angeles and Milwaukee.
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He’s spent the last two seasons as a Milwaukee Brewer but was non-tendered and became a free agent this offseason.
Saturday, he announced on his official Twitter account that he’d be returning to the Dodgers.
— Elian Herrera (@elianherrera_3) December 26, 2015
Herrera joins the Dodgers as a non-roster invite to spring training. For his career, he’s hit .253 with an OBP of .306 and .666 OPS. His splits are essentially identical between Milwaukee and L.A.
The switch-hitting utility player has his work cut out for him to make an impact, but if there’s one thing Herrera has shown in his time in professional baseball: it’s persistence.
Good luck and we’re happy to have you back, Elian!