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Luis Heredia | Starting Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (19) / 8/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Luis Heredia has been placed on the disabled list at Low-A West Virginia with a right shoulder injury.
Heredia left his start Saturday after just one pitch with pain in his left shoulder. He'll undergo tests this week and could be out for a while. The 19-year-old was signed for $2.6 million out of Mexico in 2010. Apr 14 - 2:37 PM

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Pirates prospect right-hander Luis Heredia left his start on Saturday with shoulder discomfort.

Heredia threw one pitch and was taken out of the game. He will be evaluated in the next few days. Heredia was signed for $2.6 million in 2010 out of Mexico, and was viewed as a potential front-line pitcher who would fit between Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon.
Apr 13 - 10:21 AM

Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Luis Heredia struggled in his 2014 debut, allowing four runs (all earned) in five innings.

Heredia came camp substantially overweight in 2013 and had a lost season. He has lost significant weight since then to return to his prior weight, but is repeating Low-A to begin 2014. He floundered in his first start, allowing six hits and eight walks, while throwing a wild pitch and striking out only three batters. Heredia still has the potential to be a front of the rotation force, but if he continues to struggle he may never reach that. Continue to track Heredia, as if he does well, he could be promoted to High-A prior to his 20th birthday.
Apr 8 - 10:52 AM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that the Pirates could place 16-year-old phenom Luis Heredia on their rookie league squad this summer.

Customarily, Heredia would begin play in the Dominican Summer League. But the decision to bring him state-side could mean that the Pirates think the 16-year-old will be ready to jump to rookie ball. And with a fastball in the low 90's, Heredia certainly has some tools to compete.
Mon, Jan 31, 2011 06:32:00 AM

According to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pirates have signed 16-year-old Mexican right-hander Luis Heredia to a $2.6 million bonus.

It’s the largest bonus the Pirates have ever awarded to an international amateur. Veracruz, his former team in Mexico, will keep 75 percent of the bonus, while the remaining 25 percent will go to Heredia. The teenage right-hander has already passed a physical and all aspects of the agreement have been completed, however a formal announcement will be made in his hometown in Mexico next week.
Thu, Aug 19, 2010 08:52:00 AM

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