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Brewers claim versatile Herrera from Dodgers

Brewers claim versatile Herrera from Dodgers

Brewers claim versatile Herrera from Dodgers

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers on Monday claimed versatile infielder/outfielder Elian Herrera off waivers from the Dodgers, pushing to 36 the number of players on the team's 40-man roster.

Herrera, who will turn 29 before the start of Spring Training, is a switch-hitter who split each of the past two seasons between Triple-A Albuquerque and the Dodgers, hitting .305 with 10 home runs and 83 RBIs in 172 games in the Minors, and .251 with a .336 on-base percentage in the Majors over that span.

He has played every position but catcher during a professional career that began in 2003, when Herrera signed with the Dodgers out of the Dominican Republic. For the Dodgers, he started at least one game at all three outfield positions, plus second base and third base.

Herrera was first added to the Dodgers' 40-man roster in 2012, so he has at least one Minor League option remaining.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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