May 23rd, 2022
ST. LOUIS, MO., May 23, 2022 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that catcher Yadier Molina has been placed on the Bereavement List, and that rookie catcher Iván Herrera has been recalled from Memphis (AAA). Herrera’s first game appearance will be his Major League debut.
The 21-year-old Herrera, rated the Cardinals No. 5 prospect by Baseball America, was signed by the Cardinals as an International free agent in July of 2016 out of Panama City, Panama.
Herrera was batting .310 (22-for-71) with 2 HR’s and 13 RBI in his 20 games at Memphis this season with a .405 on-base pct. and .898 OPS.
The right-handed hitting Herrera would become the 8th Cardinal to make his Major League debut this season, matching Oakland for the most among all Major League teams. He will wear uniform no. 47.
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