The New York Mets have signed former top prospect Dilson Herrera to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training.
Earlier this offseason, Herrera was designated by assignment by the Cincinnati Reds. During his Reds tenure, he had dealt with shoulder injuries, and he hit .188/.268/.414 in 53 games.
Herrera was traded to the Reds along with Max Wotell at the 2016 trade deadline for Jay Bruce. What is interesting, is with Herrera and Ryder Ryan, the Mets now have the main prospects from both Bruce trades the organization made.
While Herrera did struggle at the Major League level, he is still just 24 years old, and he hit .297/.367/.465 in Triple-A. He also has more versatility having played some games at third and left field in addition to second base.