Injury Updates

Luis Heredia Placed on the West Virginia DL

Luis Heredia Placed on the West Virginia DL

Luis Heredia has been placed on the West Virginia disabled list, per a West Virginia press release. Heredia left his last start after throwing one pitch, leaving with right shoulder discomfort. Last night a West Virginia coach said that it wasn't major, and that he was experiencing soreness.

Elbow injuries and Tommy John surgery get the most attention, but those are pretty standard, and not a big deal in the long-term. Shoulder injuries are the real career killer, so any type of shoulder discomfort comes with concern. I received several reports from the game saying that Heredia didn't have any velocity on his warm-up pitches, which is another concern. Hopefully this is a case where the Pirates are being extra cautious after Heredia experienced discomfort.

Brett McKinney has been added to the roster to replace Heredia....

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Injury Updates
@http://twitter.com/timwilliamsp2

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

More in Injury Updates

(Photo credit: David Hague)

Josh Harrison to the 15-Day DL With an Injured Left Thumb

Tim WilliamsJuly 6, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Starling Marte Injury Update

Sean McCoolJuly 5, 2015
Jameson Taillon 5

Injury Updates: Jameson Taillon, Casey Sadler

Tim WilliamsJuly 5, 2015
Jameson Taillon 7

Jameson Taillon To Undergo Surgery Next Week

Tim WilliamsJuly 3, 2015
(Photo by: David Hague)

Corey Hart Begins Rehab, Tabata Sent Outright to Indianapolis

John DrekerJune 30, 2015
(Photo by: David Hague)

Andrew McCutchen Removed after Pitch to Elbow

Nate BarnesJune 27, 2015

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects