Luis Heredia has been activated from the West Virginia disabled list. Heredia will return to the rotation tonight after missing about two months with shoulder soreness.
Heredia only has one real start this year, which he made on April 6th. He threw five innings, giving up four runs on six hits, with two walks and three strikeouts. In his next start, he threw one pitch, then left the game with soreness in his shoulder. That led to almost two months of rest before his return tonight.
A shoulder injury is always a concern for a pitcher, especially when it requires this much rest. The Pirates may have just been cautious with Heredia, since he's a young arm. Even though it seems like he's been around forever, he doesn't turn 20 until early August. The disappointing thing about this injury...
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