Today was the deadline for the Mets to choose the two players to be named later coming their way in the Francisco Rodriguez trade and they picked right-hander Adrian Rosario and left-hander Daniel Ray Herrera.
Herrera is 26 years old and pitched in the majors for the Reds and Brewers, throwing 94 total innings with a 3.94 ERA and 66/34 K/BB ratio. He’s a 5-foot-6 southpaw with a mid-80s fastball, but could be a useful middle reliever for the Mets.
Rosario is 20 years and has pitched very well as a reliever at low Single-A, but only after he flopped as a starter at high Single-A and was demoted at midseason.
Since the July 12 trade Rodriguez has appeared in 19 games for the Brewers, throwing 17 innings with a 3.12 ERA and 21/6 K/BB ratio. He’ll be a free agent after the season.
The Reds picked up outfielders Mason Williams and Rosell Herrera on minor league deals, MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon reports. Both Williams and Herrera will receive invites to spring training and could compete for backup outfield roles behind Adam Duvall, Billy Hamilton and Scott Schebler.
Williams, 26, completed a three-year track with the Yankees in 2017. He has yet to see a full season of playing time, however, and went 4-for-17 with two stolen bases during a five-game span with the club in 2017. While not a power hitter, his speed and steady contact rate produced a .263/.309/.318 batting line over 437 plate appearances in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, including two home runs, three triples and 19 stolen bases.
Herrera, 25, has yet to make his big league debut. After seven years in the Rockies’ system, he finally reached Triple-A Albuquerque in 2017 and slashed .278/.351/.394 with three home runs and 20 stolen bases in 363 PA. He looks most comfortable in the left field corner, but has some experience at shortstop and third base and should give the Reds a nice utility option come spring.