Dilson Herrera met with the media before the Bats game in Louisville tonight. I was there and tried to get some comments from him regarding his future with the Reds. When asked directly, he said the Reds had not talked to him specifically, “just play hard.” He did seem, however, to understand that he has an opportunity with the Reds organization.
The Reds, as you all know, have him playing second next to Peraza. He was, in fact, playing pingpong with Peraza before the interview. When I asked, he said that he knew Peraza from when they were both in the South Atlantic League (Peraza in the Braves system and Herrera with the Pirates). So it is, at least a little encouraging that they already seem to be familiar with each other and on good terms. Now let’s just hope it all carries over to Cincinnati at the start of the 2017 season.
Jason has been a fan of the Reds since he was born. He really had no choice in the matter. He has been writing at Redleg Nation for a few years, and also writes and edits at The Hardball Times. His debut novel, When the Sparrow Sings, is available now and concerns baseball, among other things. You can find more information at jasonlinden.com.