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Minor Matters: Hermida, Ballard, Atkins,

Recapping yesterday's (08/31/11) minor moves:

  • The San Diego Padres acquired outfielder Jeremy Hermida off outright waivers. Hermida, 27, was one of the top prospects in baseball back in the mid-2000's. The tools never came to surface at the major-league level. Hermida is hitting .319/.400/.524 with 17 homers in 450 plate appearances this season at the Triple-A level.
  • The Baltimore Orioles outrighted pitcher Mike Ballard to Class Double-A Bowie.
  • The Baltimore Orioles outrighted pitcher Mitch Atkins to Class Triple-A Norfolk.