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.
Heredia was optioned to Atlanta's alternate training site Thursday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Heredia was claimed off waivers from the Mets in February. While he'll remain on Atlanta's 40-man roster, he won't break camp with the big-league squad. He could be back with the team if injuries strike the outfielders ahead of him, but even if that comes to pass, Heredia is unlikely to fill a significant role.
Heredia was claimed off waivers by Atlanta on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Heredia was designated for assignment by the Mets on Sunday, but he'll find another spot on a 40-man roster to begin spring training. The 30-year-old should compete for a depth role in the outfield with his new club after hitting .212 with two home runs and five RBI across 33 at-bats with the Pirates and Mets last season.
Heredia was designated for assignment by the Mets on Sunday.
Heredia signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Mets in early December, but he'll be removed from the 40-man roster to make room for outfielder Kevin Pillar. Heredia played 15 games with the Pirates and Mets last year, slashing .212/.278/.394 with two home runs and five RBI.
Heredia signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Mets on Wednesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
The journeyman outfielder hit .212/.278/.394 with two home runs in 36 plate appearances with the Pirates and Mets last season. He gives New York a right-handed platoon option who can play all three outfield spots.
Heredia went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during the Mets' 5-2 win over the Rays on Tuesday.
Heredia left the yard for the first time this season. He is slashing .190/.292/.333 through a mere 22 at-bats with the Pirates and Mets in 2020.
Heredia was recalled by the Mets and is starting Monday against the Rays, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
Heredia was claimed off waivers by the Mets at the end of August and reported to the alternate training site. He'll now make his debut with the major-league club, and he'll be in the lineup right away, starting in center field. Jake Marisnick (hamstring) was placed on the injured list in a corresponding move.
Heredia was claimed off waivers by the Mets on Friday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The 29-year-old was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh at the start of the week, and he'll now be making his way to New York. Heredia is 3-for-16 in eight games this season and will report to the Mets' alternate training site.
Heredia was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Monday.
Heredia was optioned to the Pirates' alternate training site in early August, but he'll now be cast off the 40-man roster to make room for Carson Fulmer, who was claimed off waivers from the Tigers in a corresponding move. Heredia has spent the bulk of the past three seasons in the majors, and he hit .239 while recording 20-plus home runs in two of the three seasons.
Heredia was optioned to the Pirates' alternate training site after Wednesday's loss to the Twins, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Heredia struggled through the first couple weeks of the season, going 3-for-16 with two runs, two RBI, a stolen base and two walks in 18 plate appearances. The 29-year-old could return to the majors once the Pirates need additional outfield depth.
Heredia is not in Sunday's lineup against the Cardinals.
The righty-hitting outfielder started the first two games against right-handed starters but will head to the bench with another righty (Dakota Hudson) on the hill for St. Louis. Heredia is 0-for-7 with three strikeouts. Jose Osuna will start in right field and bat sixth.
Heredia will start in right field and bat ninth Saturday against the Indians.
He's in line for additional playing time while starter Gregory Polanco recovers from the coronavirus. Socrates Brito, Jose Osuna and JT Riddle are also right field options, with Jason Martin currently participating in the alternative camp in Altoona.
There's a good chance that Heredia will make Pittsburgh's Opening Day roster as a fourth outfielder.
Heredia, who can play all three outfield spots, didn't exactly set the world on fire this spring, going 3-for-19 with one extra-base hit (a double). Still, the organization has limited immediate alternatives in the outfield. The 29-year-old fares better against right-handed pitching (.274/.335/.401) than he does against lefties (.212/.303/.293). As a result, he'll most likely serve as an occasional starter against right-handers while serving as a bat off the bench.
Heredia agreed to a contract with the Pirates on Thursday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Heredia appeared in 89 games for the Rays in 2019, but he wasn't tendered a contract following the season. The 28-year-old is a strong defender, but his batting average has steadily declined over the past four years, and he hit just .225 in 2019. Heredia will likely serve as major-league depth in the outfield next season.
Heredia was non-tendered by the Rays on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Heredia will become a free agent after Tampa Bay failed to issue him a contract prior to the deadline. He appeared in 89 games a season ago, hitting .225 with five homers and 20 RBI.
Heredia went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's win at Angel Stadium.
Heredia extended Tampa Bay's lead by launching a 395-foot solo homer in the sixth inning. The 28-year-old outfielder, who was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Sept. 3, now has five long balls while batting .227/.309/.369 across 82 games in the majors.
Heredia went 2-for-5 with an RBI double and a run in an extra-innings win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Heredia's 11th-inning two-bagger plated Willy Adames to give the Rays some valuable breathing room by extending their lead to 5-3. The reserve outfielder has been used sparingly since his return to the majors Sept. 1, with Tuesday's game qualifying as only his second start during the month.
Heredia is slated to be called back up from Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Heredia was optioned to the Bulls back on Aug. 24 to accommodate the activation of Avisail Garcia. The outfielder was required to spend a minimum amount of 10 days at the minor-league level, a threshold he'll meet Monday. Heredia's return will coincide with a doubleheader against the Orioles on Tuesday, providing manager Kevin Cash with an extra option for the twin bill.
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