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The Milwaukee Brewers announced they have claimed IF/OF Elian Herrera off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday.
Herrera, 28, appeared in only four games last season after playing in 67 in 2012. In 2013, most of his time was spent in Albuquerque with the Dodgers Triple-A team where he boasted a .282/.367/.370.
He was signed at the age of 18 by the Dodgers out of Dominican Republic in 2003. In his short major league career, Herrera has a batting average of .251 and one home run.
This move gives the Brewers another utility player who can also switch hit. Like Brewers utility-man Jeff Bianchi, Herrera can play almost anywhere on the field. He’s totaled innings in all three outfield positions along with second base, third base, and shortstop.
According to Jim Goulart, Herrera has one minor league option remaining. This move brings the Brewers 40-man roster to 36.