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Kelvin Herrera signed a minor league contract with the Cubs on the Thursday.
Herrera was designated for assignment by the White Sox and then released. He signed with the Cubs and will report to the their alternate training site. Herrera will look to latch onto the Cubs main roster after posting a 6.54 ERA in his last two seasons with the White Sox.
The White Sox designated Kelvin Herrera for assignment.
Herrera was roughed up for four runs in two innings of relief the other night. This moves clears a 40-man roster spot for top prospect Nick Madrigal.
The White Sox have signed reliever Kelvin Herrera to a two-year deal worth $18M.
Herrera has spent most of his career with the Kansas City Royals, where he appeared in a career high 76 games in 2012. He also recorded 52 saves over the last three seasons. Herrera appeared in 21 games with the Nationals last season, but struggled with them as his 4.34 ERA would suggest. Herrera gives the White Sox another option deep in games, and if he assumes closing duties, he'll become very valuable for fantasy purposes. He may have to overcome the likes of Jace Fry and Nate Jones first, but he undoubtably gives the White Sox bullpen some more depth.
Kelvin Herrera has agreed to a two-year, $18 million deal with the White Sox. The deal has a third-year vesting option.
Herrera finished last year with 17 saves and a 2.44 ERA splitting his season between the Royals and the Nationals. He ended the season on the disabled list after tearing a Lisfranc ligament in his left foot, but there's no indication that he'll miss any time in Spring Training. Herrera has a good shot to close for the White Sox, with Alex Colome the only other legitimate option. If so, he'll be a decent late-round option for fantasy owners looking to go cheap on saves.
The Nationals placed Kelvin Herrera on the 10-day disabled list on Monday with a Lisfranc torn ligament in his left foot. He is likely to miss the rest of the season.
It's a tough break for Herrera, who will be a free agent next season. Ryan Madson, who was activated from the disabled list to take Herrera's spot, is likely to see save opportunities going forward, as Koda Glover has struggled.