In what may be the feel good story of Spring Training, Dodgers’ bat boy Francisco Herrera is being given a tryout by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Now, we aren’t recommending that you rush to your online sportsbook to make a bet on the Dodgers winning the World Series this year because of Herrera, but do think it’s a great story.
Dodgers’ pitcher Jon Garland promised Herrera that he’d get a tryout after throwing with him during practice. Many baseball sites are reporting that Herrera is the starting shortstop on the Los Angeles Valley College team in North Hollywood, but we couldn’t find him on the Monarch’s roster.
Ah, who cares? It’s a great story and if Herrera can keep making catches like this one, who knows? He is not, however, listed on our fantasy baseball shortstops sleepers for the 2012 season.