MINNEAPOLIS Chris Herrmann's major league debut was brief, but it was still a day to remember for the Minnesota Twins catcher.
Herrmann entered Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox as a defensive replacement in the top of the eighth inning of the Twins' 9-2 loss.
After replacing Ryan Doumit defensively, Herrmann got his first big league at-bat in the bottom of the eighth inning. He grounded a 1-1 pitch from Chicago reliever Donnie Veal to second base for the final out of the inning.
"It was awesome," Herrmann said of his debut. "I was nervous a little bit. A lot of stuff was going through my head. It was so surreal to think about it. I finally got my chance, and I felt like I did pretty well. Hopefully I can carry that on to the next time I get to play."
Herrmann spent the entire 2012 season with Double-A New Britain. He batted .276.350.392 in 127 games with the Rock Cats and hit 10 home runs while driving in 61 runs.
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