Jimmy Matthew Herget, born on September 9, 1993, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Cincinnati Reds and Texas Rangers.
Herget attended Jefferson High School in Tampa, Florida, and was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 40th round of the 2012 MLB draft. He did not sign with the Braves and played college baseball at the University of South Florida.
On December 2, 2019, Herget was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers from the Cincinnati Reds. Herget was designated for assignment on December 21, 2019.
He was outrighted on January 9, 2020. On July 31, 2020, Herget’s contract was selected to the 40-man roster. On December 2, 2020, Herget was non-tendered by Texas. On December 11, 2020, Herget signed a major league deal with the Rangers.
On February 16, 2021, Herget was designated for assignment by Texas after they acquire Josh Sborz. On February 20, Herget was outrighted and invited to Spring Training as a non-roster invitee.
On August 16, 2021, Herget signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels. He was then assigned to the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees. After making 4 appearances with Salt Lake, going 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA and 5 strikeouts, the Angels selected Herget’s contract on August 31, 2021.
Where Is Jimmy Herget From?
Jimmy Herget is from Tampa, Florida.