Even with all their injuries, Red Sox release Jeremy Hermida

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Acquired from the Marlins and signed to a one-year, $3.4 million contract this winter, Jeremy Hermida was brought in to be the Red Sox’s fourth outfielder and could have been in line for a ton of playing time given the team’s amazing number of injuries.
Instead he hit just .203/.257/.348 in 52 games while missing time with various injuries of his own, including fractured ribs, and yesterday the Red Sox released him from Triple-A rather than give him a September call-up.
Hermida is a former top prospect and hit .296/.369/.501 as a 23-year-old for the Marlins in 2007, but he’s batted just .246/.324/.392 in three seasons and 1,221 plate appearances since then and is now a 26-year-old with a .755 career OPS. Hermida cleared waivers after being designated for assignment on July 31 and will almost surely have to settle for a minor-league deal at this point.

Report: Orioles interested in Jarrod Dyson

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Free agent outfielder Jarrod Dyson is still a possible target for the Orioles, according to Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com. The outfielder has received limited interest after entering free agency this season, due in part to the season-ending sports hernia surgery he underwent last September. To that end, Kubatko says, the team has verified his medicals and no red flags appear to have surfaced so far.

Dyson, 33, managed a modest .251/.324/.350 batting line, five home runs and 28 stolen bases in 390 plate appearances for the Mariners last year. He didn’t overwhelm the competition at the plate, particularly during an injury-riddled second half, but still showed himself capable of maintaining the speed and defense that have become his calling cards over the last five seasons. Kubatko notes that while Dyson doesn’t appear to be seeking an everyday role again in 2018, he could be a “useful player” for Baltimore if he remains healthy.

The Giants have also tossed their hats in the ring for Dyson this winter, going so far as to call him their primary non-Lorenzo Cain candidate. Nothing is close to being finalized, however, and ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that both Dyson and the Giants are still talking to other interested parties. The Orioles, too, are exploring alternatives to Dyson, and are rumored to be in talks with an anonymous right fielder who could conceivably platoon in right field and help provide depth behind Adam Jones in center.