In 25 Major League games over parts of three seasons, Williams is a .281 hitter.

Herrera, 25, was signed by the Rockies out of the Dominican Republic in 2010 and had spent his career in that organization. Last season at Triple-A Albuquerque, he batted .278/.351/.394 with three home runs and 27 RBIs.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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