Herrera was placed on waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers as the team sought to open a spot on its 40-man roster. He will now be on the 40-man roster for Milwaukee going forward.
In two-plus seasons with the Isotopes, Herrera hit .300/.371/.420 over 197 games. He played every position except catcher and first base, even throwing one inning of relief work as a pitcher in 2010.
Herrera batted .282/.367/.370 with seven home runs, 43 RBI and 16 stolen bases for the Isotopes this season. He played primarily second base (76 games this season) while also seeing time at third base and all three outfield positions.
The writing was on the wall, however, when Herrera was not among the Dodgers' September call-ups, indicating he was not likely to remain with the team for much longer. In four games with Los Angeles this season, Herrera was just 2-for-8 with two strikeouts.
Herrera played a significant amount of time with the Dodgers in 2012, batting .251/.340/.332 with one home run and 17 RBI in 67 games, while the big-league club dealt with a slew of injuries. He was not called upon much this year despite another round of significant injuries early in the year.
With Herrera gone, the Dodgers' 40-man roster now stands at 32. The move will also likely open the door for Rafael Ynoa (.267/.338/.370, 6 HR, 33 RBI, 16 stolen bases at Double-A Chattanooga) to move up to Albuquerque and be the Isotopes' primary second baseman in 2014.