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Tampa, Fla. – In his first start, Jairo Heredia was the victim of faulty defensive play behind him; thus was tagged with the loss after giving up four runs, one earned, on five hits through four innings of work. Heredia struck out two and walked none. Location was the focus for Heredia, a Dominican Republic native, during Spring Training.

"I want to throw my perfect pitches," he said of his pitch location. "It's good." Jairo Heredia missed most of 2009 with shoulder inflammation, but says he is healthy and feels good. "I feel good, very good. 100 percent," Heredia said with a grin. During Spring Training he does not think his fastball gained any extra velocity, but that was not what he was determined to work on. Heredia said...

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