Hermida designated for assignment by Padres

Hermida designated for assignment by Padres

Hermida designated for assignment by Padres
The Padres have designated 27-year-old outfielder Jeremy Hermida for assignment, the club announced Wednesday.

San Diego picked up Hermida off waivers on Aug. 31, and he went on to hit .225 (9-for-40) with four extra-base hits and six RBIs, drawing seven walks and striking out 19 times in 20 games for the Padres.

Hermida was the 11th overall pick by the Marlins in the 2002 First-Year Player Draft. He spent his first five years in Florida, enjoying a career year in 2007, before splitting time in '10 with Boston and Oakland.

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The corner outfielder began 2011 with the Reds, appearing in only 10 games and recording two hits in 18 at-bats.

For his career, Hermida is a .257 hitter with a .749 OPS, 65 homers and 248 RBIs.

Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.