Jonathan Herrera undergoes elbow surgery

Jonathan Herrera undergoes elbow surgery
August 18, 2014, 7:00 pm

Jonathan Herrera likely would have been called back up to Boston in September to serve as a bench player for the Red Sox, but instead the utility infielder will miss the remainder of the season following surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow.

Herrera hit .233 with a .596 OPS in 42 games for the Red Sox until being demoted to the minors last month and then hit .309 with a .732 OPS in 15 games at Triple-A.

If he stays on the 40-man roster Herrera will likely compete for a bench gig next spring at age 30.

Aaron Gleeman, NBC's Hardball Talk