Dodgers News: Elian Herrera Released From Organization
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Utiliy man Elian Herrera was reinstated from the temporary inactive list and released from the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Herrera, who was with Triple-A Oklahoma City, elected to pursue an opportunity to play in Japan.

The Dodgers signed Herrera to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training this past offseason, and after batting just .196/.241/.255 with one home run and four RBIs in 51 at-bats, he was among the players reassigned to Minor League camp on March 30.

In 28 games with the Oklahoma City this season, he batted .218/.308/.238 with two doubles, 15 runs scored and 10 RBIs. Herrera played second base (three games; two starts), third base (two starts), shortstop (20 games; 18 starts) and left field (three starts).

This was Herrera’s second stint with the Dodgers as he signed with Los Angeles out of the Dominican Republic in 2003. He made his Major League debut with the club in 2012, appearing in 67 games while logging time at all three outfield positions, second base, third base and shortstop.

Herrera otherwise spent the 2012 season with Triple-A Albuquerque. He only played four game with the Dodgers the following year. During his time with the Dodgers, the utility man hit .251/.336/.328 in 222 plate appearances.

In a combined 152 games with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2014 and 2015, Hererra batted .253/.289/.376 over 412 plate appearances.