Reds send Herr to Class AAA
Hempfield grad earns ticket to Louisville
By Staff Reports
Published: Jul 08, 2006 8:47 AM EST
LANCASTER COUNTY, PA - One week after being honored as an All-Star, Hempfield graduate Aaron Herr has earned a promotion in the Cincinnati Reds organization.
Herr, the son of Lancaster Barnstormers manager Tom Herr, was playing third base for Class AA Chattanooga when he was assigned Thursday to Class AAA Louisville.
Herr replaces Edwin Encarnacion, who ended his minor league rehabilitation assignment with Louisville on Thursday and was recalled to the Reds. The 23-year-old Encarnacion rolled his ankle while running the bases June 6 at St. Louis and suffered a mildly-sprained ankle. He was put on the 15-day disabled list on June 9.
Herr is listed as the lone third baseman on Louisville's roster.
Herr's promotion means he will not be one of Chattanooga's six representatives at the Southern League All-Star Game scheduled for Monday at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Ala. Herr had been named to the All-Star squad on June 27.
In his final game with Chattanooga, Herr led the Lookouts to an 8-6 win in 14 innings over the host West Tenn Diamond Jaxx at Pringles Park. He went 4-for-7 with a home run and collected the game-winning RBI in the 14th inning.
Herr has hit safely in 12 straight games and ranked third in the Southern League with a .311 batting average. He slugged 11 homers and drove in 50 runs for Chattanooga.
He had 92 hits in 296 at-bats, including 24 doubles, and scored 39 runs. He owned a slugging percentage of .503 and was a primary factor in the Lookouts leading the Southern League in batting with a .268 team average.
Herr helped the Lookouts to the North Division's first-half title, and joins a Louisville team currently third in the International League's West Division with a 46-41 record.
Herr got off to a fast start with Louisville Friday night, going 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored as the Bats beat Columbus 5-1 in the opener of a three-game series at Louisville Slugger Field.