What are the Rays getting?
The Rays are getting a likely fourth outfielder who will provide depth behind the trio of Kiermaier, Pham, and Meadows. Heredia has experience in the bigs with over 700 major league at-bats. He will likely be a place holder in Tampa Bay as they await either Jesus Sanchez or Joe McCarthys’ arrival.
Heredia Career 1.4 bWAR: .244 AVG/.321 OBP/ 83 OPS+
Heredia won’t become arbitration eligible until 2020. Essentially, the Rays have 4 years of team control left as he won’t become a free agent until 2023.
What this means:
Like I said previously, the Rays alleviated the log jam in the outfield and added a right-handed bat who will likely be the fourth outfielder come opening day.