Hermann, Giants agree to minor-league deal


The San Francisco Giants are bringing another catcher to the team, Veteran catcher Chris Hermann joins the club as the team's third catcher in this shortened 60 game season. Hermann didn't was first drafted by the Orioles in the 10th round in the 2008 amateur draft but didn't sign. Instead, he went back to Alvin Community College and then later signed with the Minnesota Twins. The 32-year-old spent his first 4 years in the bigs as a Twin and hit .181 in 142 games with 6 homers and drove in 33 RBIs. He was traded to the Diamondbacks for outfielder Daniel Palka in 2015. While in Arizona he spent 2 seasons and hit .222 with 16 homers and knocked in 55 RBIs then he was released just 3 years later.


The University of Miami alum was picked up by the Mainers at the beginning of the 2018 season on a minor league deal. While in their AAA organization Hermannand hit .257 with 6 homers and 24 RBIs and when he got called up he hit only .237 in 36 games. Hermann was placed on waivers at the end of the season and picked up by Houston, but he never played as they let him go 3 weeks after signing him, THe A's signed Hermann a month later and he spent all of the 2019 season with Oakland but was on the injured list at the start of the season for a right knee injury, While at the big league level he play4eed in only 30 games with 1 homer and drove in 8 RBIs but in AAA he hit .333 in 13 games. The A's released him at the end of the season and was picked by the Rays and never saw an at-bat due to COVID-19 and the late start to the season.


He is a man who can catch, play outfield, and even some first base. He has a .991% fielding percentage with only 13 errors in 296 career games and has 1329 putouts total.

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