The Boston Red Sox haven’t wasted any time preparing for 2010 this offseason. The organization recently traded away left-handed pitchers Hunter Jones and Jose Alvarez for Florida Marlins outfielder Jeremy Hermida. Picked 11th overall in the 2002 draft, Hermida has earned a career batting average of .265. In 516 total games played he’s knocked 57 homers and 210 RBI’s.
“We still think there’s a good hitter in there,” said Red Sox GM Theo Epstein. “Jeremy is a player who hasn’t fulfilled his potential yet. We were able to acquire him at a reasonable cost to see if he can fulfill that potential with us.”
For the Marlins in 2009 the 25 year old Hermida made just one error out of 205 total chances for a .995 fielding percentage. He was limited to 81 games due to an intercostal strain halfway through the year. Check for more Sox updates during this year’s critical offseason. Boston Red Sox tickets can be found right here at AceTicket.com!