Tampa Bay Rays
    Guillermo Heredia
    Guillermo Heredia
    #0 | Guillermo Heredia
    Healthy
    Center Fielder | Tampa Bay Rays
    Bats / Throws Right / Left
    Date of Birth 1/31/1991
    Height, Weight 5'10", 180 lbs
    From Matanzas, CUB
    College None
    Drafted 2016
    Salary --
    Nationality Cuba CUB
    2018 Season
    HR
    5
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    RBI
    19
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    AVG
    .236
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Right / Left
    Date of Birth 1/31/1991
    Height, Weight 5'10", 180 lbs
    From Matanzas, CUB
    College None
    Drafted 2016
    Salary --
    Nationality Cuba CUB
    RotowireNov 8, 9:20a ET

    News

    Seattle traded Heredia to Tampa Bay on Thursday along with Mike Zunino and Michael Plassmeyer in exchange for Mallex Smith and Jake Fraley.

    Impact

    Heredia played in 125 games for the Mariners this past season, hitting .236/.318/.342 with five home runs, 19 RBI and two stolen bases. The 27-year-old ended the year with an impressive month of September, going 12-for-29 (.414 average) in limited playing time. He will likely serve as a fourth or fifth outfielder for the Rays with Tommy Pham, Kevin Kiermaier (foot), Brandon Lowe and Austin Meadows projected as starting options, though Heredia is capable of playing all three positions if necessary. That said, he's a below-average center fielder, so don't expect to see him patrolling the middle of the outfield unless Kiermaier deals with injuries again next season. The Rays could also send Heredia to Triple-A as depth since he's got a couple minor-league options remaining.