Hechavarria went 2-for-4 in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Nationals. The 27-year-old Cuban now has multi-hit outings in three of his last four games, as he continues to put together a strong month. Hechavarria endured a tough April, slashing only .222/.256/.347, but has bounced back with a solid .286 average at the plate to date in May. The missing element has been the long ball, as the shorstop hasn't homered since April 30 against the Brewers.
Hechavarria had three hits and scored twice during Monday's win over the Phillies. The slight shortstop has posted back-to-back multi-hit efforts following an 0-for-14 stretch. He's posted a pedestrian .233/.269/.325 line over 120 at-bats so far this season and remains a poor bet for any sort of power or speed contributions.
Hechavarria is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals. He is the only Marlins regular to get the nightcap off Saturday, and will be replaced by Miguel Rojas at shortstop. Hechavarria is off to a really rough start offensively, although a lot of that can be attributed to a .216 BABIP, which is way down from his .300 career mark.
Hechavarria went 3-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored in Monday's win over the Brewers. It was the shortstop's second multli-hit effort in his last three games but he's still batting just .235/.274/.327 for the season over 98 at-bats. He offers little in terms of power or speed so Hechavarria's value is severely limited while he's hitting down in the eighth position in the Marlins' lineup.
Hechavarria is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Phillies, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports. Hechavarria has gotten off to a slow start to the season, batting a lowly .207, so he'll get the day off for a normal rest day. Miguel Rojas will take his place at shortstop for Friday's matchup.
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