Herrmann Called Up To Cleveland
Herrmann, who just turned 26-years old last weekend, will be making his Major League debut. His call up to Cleveland is well deserved as in 19 appearances for Columbus he was 3-0 with a 0.31 ERA and in 28.2 innings allowed just 15 hits, 8 walks, and had 22 strikeouts. Opposing batters were hitting just .156 against him, and he leaves Columbus in the midst of a 27.2 inning consecutive shutout streak.
Herrmann has seen his fastball velocity increase this year as he has consistently been at 93-96 MPH, and his slider and the splitter he picked up last year have been much improved. There is no word whose spot on the 25-man roster he will be taking, but considering he was not on the 40-man roster and needs to be added a player will have to be removed from the 40-man roster. The likely candidates would be Jamey Wright, Shelley Duncan, Andy Marte, Rafael Perez, Shane Lindsay and even Hector Ambriz.