Medical Update on Mariners OF Guillermo Heredia

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SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle Mariners announced the following medical update on Mariners outfielder Guillermo Heredia:

 

Heredia underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder to repair a Bankart lesion today (Monday, Oct. 9).

 

The surgery was performed by Dr. John Uribe in Miami, Florida.

 

Heredia will begin rehabilitation immediately and is expected to be ready for Spring Training.

 

Heredia, 26, hit .249 (96×386) with 43 runs, 16 doubles, 6 home runs and 24 RBI in 123 games with the Mariners this season. From Opening Day through August 18, hit .286 (83×290) with 39 runs, 14 doubles, 6 home runs, 22 RBI and 18 walks in 90 games; was limited to a .135 average (13×96) with 4 runs, 2 doubles, 2 RBI and 9 walks in 33 games from August 19 through the end of the season while dealing with his injured shoulder.

 

He made 104 starts in the outfield, 6th-most in club history by a rookie, trailing only Ruppert Jones in 1977 (154), Ichiro Suzuki in 2001 (148), Jeremy Reed in 2005 (129), Ben Gamel in 2017 (127) and Ken Griffey Jr. in 1989 (120).

 

Heredia made his Major League debut on July 29, 2016 and appeared in 45 games last season, hitting .250 (23×92) with 3 doubles, 1 home run and 12 RBI. In his MLB career, he’s hit a combined .249 (119×478) with 55 runs scored, 19 doubles, 7 home runs and 36 RBI in 168 games. He played six seasons (2009-2014) in Cuba before making his U.S. debut in 2016.

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