Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:52:44 -0800
Oakland Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson, Houston Astros DH Chris Carter, Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera, New York Mets RP Jenrry Mejia, New York Yankees RP David Phelps, Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Dee Gordon and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards were among 26 players with less than three years of major league service who qualified for salary arbitration this year. Chicago White Sox RP Javy Guerra, Astros SS Marwin Gonzalez and White Sox SP Jose Quintana were the last players to make it.
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:46:43 -0700
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost is uncertain if RP Kelvin Herrera will be available to pitch in Game 4 of the World Series Saturday, Oct. 25. "Look, we're in the World Series. Everybody is available, but we don't want to be stupid either," Yost said. "He may be available for an out or he may not. He may just say, 'you know what, I need a break.' The one thing that we do really well as a staff is we communicate. Our relievers and our starting pitchers know that we have complete trust in them. If they tell us they can't go, we trust it. We don't feel that they're soft. We don't feel like they're sissies. We know that they know their body. We'll see how he feels (Saturday) when he comes out and plays catch." Herrera threw 32 pitches over 1 2/3 innings in Game 2 and 27 pitches over 1 1/3 innings in Game 3.
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 10:43:36 -0700
Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera (forearm) should be available to pitch in Game 3 of the American League Division Series Sunday, Oct. 5. He played catch with pitching coach Dave Eiland during batting practice Saturday, Oct. 4.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 20:12:41 -0700
Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera (forearm) was unavailable for Game 2 of the American League Division Series Friday, Oct. 3, due to a "slight" flexor strain, according to manager Ned Yost. Herrera will be re-evaluated Saturday, Oct. 4.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:12:44 -0700
Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera (forearm) left the ALDS Game 1 Thursday, Oct. 2, with right forearm tightness.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:05:29 -0800
The Kansas City Royals signed Ps Justin Marks, Louis Coleman and Kelvin Herrera, 3Bs Mike Moustakas and Danny Valencia, INF Cheslor Cuthbert and OF Lane Adams to undisclosed one-year deals Friday, Feb. 21. All players were not yet eligible for arbitration on major league contracts.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:03:01 -0700
Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera will share setup duties with RPs Aaron Crow, Tim Collins and Luke Hochevar as a bridge to RP Greg Holland now that Herrera has rejoined the parent club, according to manager Ned Yost. "Ill kind of go on match-ups in the seventh and eighth innings. But will he fit in with those guys to get us to Holland? Yeah."
Fantasy Tip: Sounds like Yost is willing to trust Herrera with important innings right away, something someone of Herrera's talent should prove worthy of. He's really kind of a wait-and-see option, except for in deep AL-only leagues, for now, however.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:36:37 -0700
Kansas City Royals 2B Johnny Giavotella and RP Everett Teaford have been optioned to Triple-A Omaha. The club plans to recall 2B Chris Getz and RP Kelvin Herrera to replace them.
Fantasy Tip: Giavotella was called up just a few weeks ago, but he's done nothing to give KC the impression that he's the solution at the keystone. Getz probably isn't, either, although he posted a .313/.313/.422 slash line in 14 games at Omaha following his demotion last month. Perhaps he's worth an AL-only roster spot. Herrera may be, if he's ready to avoid walking people and serving up home run balls. The right-hander has a bright future as a back-end reliever, but this year has been a struggle.
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:01:15 -0700
Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera is under consideration to be recalled in the next few days, according to a club official.
Fantasy Tip: Herrera has really struggled with his control and the home run ball at the major league level this year, but he has an insanely good arm and no extensive history of these struggles. KC would like to see him reclaim his spot as the setup man at some point.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:52:03 -0700
The Kansas City Royals optioned RP Kelvin Herrera to Triple-A Omaha Tuesday, June 25, and recalled RP Will Smith in a corresponding move.