Tag: Luis Heredia

The History of Luis Heredia’s Time with the Pittsburgh Pirates and...

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 […]
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Minor League Free Agents for the Pittsburgh Pirates Include Cumpton, Heredia...

The Pittsburgh Pirates had 16 players reach minor league free agency on Monday. Prior to yesterday, the Pirates were the only team able to negotiate with these players for a 2018 contract, but now all 30 teams are able to sign them. Two of them were covered here already in lefty relievers Wade LeBlanc and […]
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Winter Leagues Preview: Jung-Ho Kang Highlights This Year’s Winter Coverage

The Venezuelan League began play last night, kicking off the 2017-18 winter league coverage. There was also one game in Mexico, though action for Pittsburgh Pirates in the league begins tonight. Throughout the entire off-season, we will have coverage of the winter league action, with articles posted 5-6 times a week, depending on how many […]
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Morning Report: The Upcoming Minor League Free Agents

Among the players who began their career in the farm system, the Pittsburgh Pirates have a small group of upcoming free agents at the end of the season. For those players, this season becomes a chance to try to earn a contract for next year, or possibly get added to the 40-man roster to avoid […]
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Luis Heredia Loses 20 Pounds After Reporting to Camp with High...

ALTOONA, Pa. – Luis Heredia was a 16-year-old kid when he signed with the Pirates seven years ago. When I saw him yesterday, he looked tall and slimmer, seemingly in fantastic physical condition, and much more mature. If you would have seen him six weeks ago, the “slimmer” and “fantastic physical condition” part of that description would have […]
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Minor Moves: Luis Heredia Added to Altoona Bullpen; John Kuchno Released

The Pittsburgh Pirates did some roster shuffling in Altoona today, adding Luis Heredia to the Altoona bullpen in place of RHP John Kuchno, who was released. They also swapped catchers, with Jackson Williams joining the roster and Zane Chavez was assigned to Morgantown. Heredia has been down in Extended Spring Training at Pirate City. He […]
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Winter League Results Provided Very Few Highlights for the Pirates

The winter league season is winding down, so now is a good time to recap the action. Only five players from the Pittsburgh Pirates are still in action and that number will drop very soon. You’ll probably get one more winter recap article next weekend, but that won’t drastically change any of the season performances […]
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Winter Leagues: Jason Rogers Doubles and Homers in Playoff Victory

During his first playoff game in the Dominican, Jason Rogers heard it from the hometown fans. He batted four times, coming to the plate with a total of seven runners on base and came up empty each time, once hitting into a double play. He was hearing a much better response on Thursday night. Rogers […]
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Winter Leagues: Two Interesting Players Show Up in Colombia

Two days worth of action today, with Monday being a relatively quiet night around winter ball. Also at the bottom, we take a look at two players of note in Colombia right now. Monday On Monday night in the Dominican, Alen Hanson went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in the second inning, which accounted for […]
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Winter Leagues: Eric Wood Homers; Elvis Escobar Returns to Action

In the Dominican on Thursday night, Eric Wood went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer and two walks. The home run was his second of the winter. On Friday, the Pirates announced that they signed outfielder Eury Perez to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training. He is playing for Leones del Escogido […]
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Site Update: Welcome Ethan Hullihen to Pirates Prospects

One of the very first things I added to this site when it launched in 2009 was payroll information. The payroll tracker included the...