TAMPA, FL - Jairo Heredia, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound pitcher from the Dominican Republic has not only…
Command Is Back For Heredia
In 2010, Jairo Heredia started in high-A Tampa but ended the season in low-A Charleston after bouts of ineffectiveness, although he was never 100 percent healthy on the mound. He suffered from shoulder inflammation but came into 2011 feeling fresh and ready to pitch. "My shoulder feels good, I've put a lot of work to make it feel better," Heredia said. "I had a lot of inflammation last year but a lot of hard work put me to where I am today." With shoulder problems in the rear-view mirror, Heredia has been Tampa's number one pitcher all season on the bump. As the 6-foot-1, 190-pound pitcher from the Dominican Republic takes the mound for the Yankees, the feel of winning starts to become normal. Heredia is currently sporting a 7-1 record and has piled up a staggering 59 strikeouts in 56.1 innings pitched. His ERA sits at 3.36 half way through the 2011 season. The key to the right-handers success is his confidence, and how being...
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