The Red Sox released outfielder Jeremy Hermida Tuesday night. The move came after the team decided not to promote Hermida when the roster expands on Sept. 1. The 26-year-old had been playing with Triple-A Pawtucket since accepting an assignment to the minors. He had cleared waivers following being designated for assignment by the Sox on July 31.
Hermida was hitting .288 with two homers for Pawtucket after totaling a .203 average with five home runs in 52 games with the Red Sox. The outfielder struggled in his final days with the Sox, going 2-for-20 after returning off the disabled list (ribs).
The Red Sox originally acquired Hermida from the Florida Marlins on Nov. 5, 2009, for minor leaguers Jose Alvarez and Hunter Jones. Alvarez is 9-3 with a 3.68 ERA, striking out 107 and walking 30 for the Single A Greensboro Grasshoppers, while Jones was 0-5 with a 4.17 ERA for the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs before being released on June 22.
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