27.6 F
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Luis Heredia Pulled From His Start With Shoulder Discomfort

According to multiple people in attendance at today’s West Virginia game, Luis Heredia was pulled from his start after throwing one pitch. It’s unknown why he was pulled from the game, but this isn’t usually a good sign.

UPDATE 5:08 PM: Jake Seiner of MiLB.com says that Heredia left with right shoulder discomfort and will be re-evaluated in the coming days.


+ posts

Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.


Pirates Prospects has been independently owned and operated since 2009, entirely due to the support of our readers. The site is now completely free, funded entirely by user support. By supporting the site, you are supporting independent writers, one of the best Pittsburgh Pirates communities online, and our mission for the most complete Pirates coverage available.

Related articles

Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Kid probably has tendonitis. Most likely from being out of shape,,,again. Yeah, I know he came into camp this year looking in better condition, but was he in THROWING shape? The Pirates have explicit training regiments for their players and pitchers are on an EXACT throwing program. This kid may not have the self-discipline to stick to his program. He signed at age 16. He probably didn’t finish high school. Most young people cannot properly monitor themselves. They need an off-season coach or trainer. Normally, Latin American players are overseen by Rene’ Gayo and aren’t even brought to the United States until they’re ready. But this kid was a Bonus Baby and has $8 million in the bank. Yeah, I know he signed for $2.6 million, but the Veracruz Mexican Baseball team took $2 million of that, right off the top just for rights fees. But still, in translated Mexican dollars (Pesos), $600,000 U.S. dollars is $8 million dollars. This kid is living large. I just hope that he doesn’t lose his motivation like Oliver Perez did after he got paid or worse, like former Oakland Raiders Qb, Jamarcus Russell, who “retired” after he got his signing bonus (lol)!!!


I hope it is not serious, but it must have been pretty painful to remove a guy after 1 pitch. BTW, if that photo is of him this year, he needs to lose some more weight.

Steve Zielinski

Pirates Luck™


Well I guess it is better that an elbow .


No. Shoulder injuries are worse for pitchers.

Travis Persinger

Ugh. The injury bug continues

Share article

Latest articles


Latest comments