Heredia was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with right hamstring inflammation, retroactive to April 30. Heredia wasn't in the lineup for Friday's series opener against Toronto, and he'll miss additional time due to a hamstring issue. Cristian Pache was recalled in a corresponding move and could see playing time in center field while Heredia is sidelined.
Heredia went 2-for-3 with a walk, two doubles, a run scored and an RBI in Monday's 8-7 win over the Cubs. The journeyman outfielder has played for five teams over the last four seasons, but Heredia is quickly making a home for himself in Atlanta. Monday's effort was his third multi-hit performance in the last seven games, a stretch during which he's gone 8-for-22 (.364) with a stunning .818 SLG thanks to two homers and four doubles. As long as he's raking, Heredia should remain the team's starting center fielder, at least while Ender Inciarte remains out of action.
Heredia went 3-for-4 with two home runs and six RBI on Sunday in Atlanta's 13-4 win over the Cubs. Heredia slugged one of Atlanta's four home runs off Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks in the first inning, then supplied the finishing blow of the night with a grand slam in the sixth off reliever Ryan Tepera. Considering the 30-year-old entered the day with just 19 career home runs, Heredia can't be counted on to regularly provide power production, but Sunday's huge performance should solidify him as the everyday center fielder while Cristian Pache (groin) and Ender Inciarte (hamstring) are on the injured list. All three of the Atlanta center fielders had been struggling mightily this season prior to Sunday, combining to produce a .167 average, zero RBI and a .472 OPS.
Heredia will start in center field and bat eighth Sunday against the Cubs. Heredia will be making his third start in four days, and he looks like he could be in store for a short-term run as Atlanta's primary center fielder while both Cristian Pache (groin) and Ender Inciarte (hamstring) are on the injured list. The 30-year-old has thus far gone hitless in seven at-bats with Atlanta since being called up Wednesday.
Heredia was recalled by Atlanta on Wednesday. Heredia was claimed off waivers from the Mets in February and will now join the major-league roster as outfield depth after Cristian Pache (groin) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday. Heredia appeared in 15 major-league games last year and hit .212 with two home runs and five RBI.