Newly Acquired Outfielder Hoping For A Fresh Start
A change of scenery could be exactly what the Boston Red Sox think that outfielder Jeremy Hermida needs. Hermida, at one point considered one of the best prospects in Major League Baseball has disappointed in his five seasons in the league.
But Theo Epstein and the Boston Red Sox like the versatility and skills that Hermida’s possesses and think that some fine tuning may do the 26-year-old some good. The left-handed, smooth swinging outfielder will provide depth for the Red Sox in the outfield and give them another potent bat from off the bench.
He also serves as a backup/insurance policy for the Sox if they cannot reach an agreement with Jason Bay or free agent outfielder Matt Holliday. He also comes at a relatively low cost making in between $2-3 million per season.
The Red Sox hope that trading prospects Hunter Jones and Jose Alvarez in exchange for Hermida is a steal as Epstein and company are already busy re-tooling for next years squad.