Luis Heredia signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, officially ending his time with the Pittsburgh Pirates. There was no real indication that they were interested in bringing him back this off-season and he was injured during the entire winter season in Mexico, so I was a bit surprised that he signed a deal already. Still just 23 years old, Heredia takes the next step in what has been an eventful pro career, which didn't work out like the Pirates had hoped it would.

Heredia came to the Pirates with a lot of fanfare and left as an after thought. His free agent announcement this off-season was expected and due to the fact that he topped out as a reliever in Double-A, most people wrote him off at least two years ago. What we are going to do here is look at the rise ...

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