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Jeremy Hermida: Oakland Athletics Sign Outfielder to Minor League Deal

SEATTLE - JULY 24:  Jeremy Hermida #32 of the Boston Red Sox tosses his bat after striking out against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 24, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Jason KimCorrespondent ISeptember 4, 2010

The former No. 4 prospect in baseball Jeremy Hermida signed a Minor League deal with the Oakland Athletics on Friday.

Hermida, 26, has been inconsistent in his major league career so far, as his best season was back in 2007 with the Florida Marlins, where he hit 18 home runs and drove in 63 runs while hitting .296 for the year.

After that season, he hit .259 in 2008 and .249 in 2007: clearly becoming worse as each new season started.

Earlier this year, Hermida signed with the Boston Red Sox, expecting him to be the 4th outfielder for the team.

He disappointed the Red Sox by hitting only .203 in 52 games and was released on Tuesday.

Even though it looks as if his career is going to be over soon, you never know. The late 20's is the time when hitters tend to have their breakout seasons. However, with Hermida's inconsistency, you don't know what you'll get from him.

There was no risk for the A's when they signed him, and they look forward that he will turn things around, hopefully leading to future success for the .500 team.

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