Brewers Add Triple A Depth with Pete Orr and Jeremy Hermida
March 19, 2013; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Pete Orr (4) prior to the game against the New York Yankees at Bright House Networks Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The Milwaukee Brewers re-signed two of their minor league players last week when they inked infielder Pete Orr and outfielder Jeremy Hermida to minor league deals, it was announced last Friday.
Both veterans will be invited to Spring Training with an outside shot of making the big club.
Orr, 35, spent eight years in the bigs, playing with Atlanta, Washington, and Philadelphia. In 443 games, he has a slash line of 257/289/328. He has played 128 games at second base and 57 contests at the hot corner. The left handed hitter is a career .272 pinch hitter. Orr last appeared in the majors in 2013 with Philadelphia.
Hermida was a one-time top prospect with the Florida Marlins and was a first round selection in the 2002 Amateur Draft. He played with the Marlins for five seasons and performed well, but never lived up to the Marlin’s high expectations. He was traded to Boston in the winter of 2009, but only played a partial season for the Red Sox and was released in August 2010. He bounced around for the next three years, playing with Oakland, Cincinnati, and San Diego.
The thirty-year-old slashed 257/334/415 in eight big league campaigns and last played in the bigs in 2012 with the Padres.
Last season, both played at Triple A Nashville and compiled decent numbers.
Orr slashed 301/329/423 in 377 plate appearances for the Sounds, playing at every position except catcher and pitcher.
Hermida hit 16 homers in 408 PAs, slashing 256/370/456 in the process, spending time at the OF corners.
The pair is expected to provide insurance at the big league level while playing at the Brewers newest minor league affiliate, Colorado Springs.