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.
Heredia was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Friday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Heredia was optioned to make room for the activation of Avisail Garcia. He has spent the majority of the season in the majors but is hitting just .225/.311/.352 across 208 plate appearances.
Heredia went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in a win over the Mariners on Wednesday.
Heredia squared up on a third-inning Wade LeBlanc offering for his fourth home run of the season. It was a rare taste of success for the reserve outfielder, who's just 3-for-23 with eight strikeouts since the calendar flipped to August, leading to a 14-point tumble in his batting average to .225.
Heredia went 0-for-3 with three walks, a stolen base and three runs in a win over the Padres on Monday.
Heredia produced one of the more eventful hitless performances you'll see, as he still managed to set the table effectively courtesy of a keen eye at the plate. The outfielder is still searching for his first hit in August through three starts, but he's been a steady presence on the basepaths with five walks over that stretch.
Heredia went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in a win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Heredia began a comeback from a 9-6 deficit in the eighth inning via his 394-foot shot with Joey Wendle aboard, only his third homer of the season. The veteran outfielder has produced four RBI over his last three starts, although with another three strikeouts Sunday, he's now whiffing at a career-worst 24.1 percent clip.
Heredia, who went 2-for-5 with a sacrifice fly and two runs in an extra-innings loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday, is 5-for-14 with a double, two RBI, a walk and three runs overall in his last four starts.
The 28-year-old outfielder has been reasonably productive despite typically hitting out of the bottom of the order, and his solid performances recently have helped cushion the blow of Kevin Kiermaier's absence due to a thumb injury. Heredia doesn't offer much in the way of power, but he's traditionally been a solid contact hitter that can often help set the table for the top of the lineup.
Heredia will start in center field and bat eighth Wednesday against the Red Sox, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Since returning from Triple-A Durham over the weekend, Heredia has entered the lineup in three of the Rays' four games. All of his starts have come against left-handed pitching, however, suggesting Heredia will remain in a short-side platoon role so long as he's up with the big club. He hasn't offered much fantasy intrigue during his time in the majors this season, slashing .232/.312/.333 with two home runs and no steals across 156 plate appearances.
Heredia went 2-for-4 with a run in a loss to the Red Sox on Monday, his first game since being recalled from Triple-A Durham.
Heredia is projected to be with the big-league club throughout Kevin Kiermaier's recovery from his thumb sprain, and he got his latest Rays stint off to a productive start Monday while operating out of the bottom of the order. The 28-year-old outfielder has a middling .235/.311/.338 line for the campaign, and an atypically high strikeout rate (24.2 percent) this season has played a part in those numbers.
Heredia was recalled from Triple-A Durham prior to Sunday's game against the White Sox, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Kevin Kiermaier was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left thumb sprain, so Heredia should get an opportunity to start in center field against left-handed pitchers over the next couple weeks.
Heredia was optioned to Triple-A Durham ahead of Friday's loss to the White Sox.
Heredia was recalled from Durham ahead of Thursday's doubleheader with the Yankees. Since he was serving as the 26th man for the twin bill, his stay with the big club was unsurprisingly brief. He'll likely be back up with the Rays in the near future when the team requires additional depth in the outfield.
Heredia will serve as the 26th man for Thursday's doubleheader against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Heredia was sent back to the minors Tuesday, but he'll rejoin the big-league club for the second half of Thursday's twin bill. He'll likely return to Triple-A Durham following the contest.
Heredia was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Heredia has put together a .227/.306/.333 slash line with two homers and 12 RBI over 58 games this season in the big leagues, resulting in a demotion. Jalen Beeks was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move and will work as the bulk reliever Tuesday.
Heredia will start in left field and lead off against the Yankees on Saturday.
Heredia will draw the start with southpaw CC Sabathia on the mound. He's hit well against left-handers this season, racking up a .338/.384/.544 line across 73 plate appearances this season.
Heredia went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and another two-bagger in a loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.
The reserve outfielder came through in his latest start and contributed his first multi-hit effort since June 4. Heredia has shown a penchant for timely hitting recently, as Wednesday's RBI was his fourth in his last five starts. With Kevin Kiermaier (wrist) already scratched for Thursday's contest, Heredia is poised for a second straight start.
Heredia (wrist) is starting in left field and hitting seventh Tuesday against the Yankees, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Heredia has been held out of action since being struck by a pitch in Friday night's matchup with the Angels, but he's returned to health and will be back in action for the second game of the series. He's gone 4-for-16 with a homer and two RBI over his last seven contests.
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