Luis Heredia will pitch winter ball in Mexico this year. (Photo Credit: Nick Scala)

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 says that Heredia left with right shoulder discomfort and will be re-evaluated in the coming days.

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  • Travis Persinger

    Ugh. The injury bug continues

  • glassers

    Well I guess it is better that an elbow .

    • j1066

      No. Shoulder injuries are worse for pitchers.

  • Steve Zielinski

    Pirates Luck™

  • BuccosFanStuckinMD

    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.

  • mam995

    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)!!!

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