Austin Meadows is Baseball America's top prospect in the 2013 Gulf Coast League.

Injury Updates: Luis Heredia, Jameson Taillon, Austin Meadows

On Sunday, Pittsburgh Pirates’ General Manager Neal Huntington spoke with the media, and gave a few updates on some of the injured prospects in the system.

**Luis Heredia is currently on the disabled list with right shoulder discomfort. He was pulled from a start over a week ago after throwing one pitch, then was placed on the DL two days later.

“We just worked through the inflammation in that shoulder and he’s making good progress so far,” Huntington said on Heredia. “He’s not yet started a throwing program but is making good progress health-wise.”

**Jameson Taillon underwent Tommy John surgery a few weeks ago, and is in the early stages of his rehab work. Taillon isn’t expected back until early next season, and won’t get a shot at the majors until the middle of next year.

“Early rehab is great, he’s getting the range of motion back. All positive so far.”

**Austin Meadows has yet to make his 2013 debut due to a hamstring injury. He is expected to go to West Virginia when he recovers. He was expected to miss at least the first month of the season, and it seems that he could miss more time beyond that.

“Still working through the hamstring. It has continued to grab him a little bit here and there which causes us to slow the process down but still optimistic, still looking forward to getting through it and getting him back healthy.”

The Pirates can afford to take their time with Meadows, since they will have no urgent need for outfield prospects any time soon once Gregory Polanco arrives in the majors.

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  • Nickmid13

    Anything on Glasnow? I assume no since he wasn’t mentioned…

    • blainehwl

      He’s starting Friday.

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