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  • Adeiny Hechavarria: Cut loose by Kansas City

    The Royals released Hechavarria on Monday.

    Hechavarria has spent all of this season at Triple-A Omaha, batting only .220/.291/.425 over 36 games. The 34-year-old infielder will now seek out another opportunity in a new organization.

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  • Royals' Adeiny Hechavarria: Latches on with KC

    Hechavarria signed a minor-league contract with the Royals on Friday and will report to Triple-A Omaha.

    Hechavarria lasted played in the majors in 2020. He most recently played for Long Island in the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, slashing .297/.382/.538 with seven home runs, 34 RBI and 29 runs scored over 38 contests. He'll likely serve as organizational depth for the Royals.

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  • Adeiny Hechavarria: Gets opportunity in indy ball

    Hechavarria signed a contract Tuesday with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

    A veteran of parts of nine seasons in the majors, Hechavarria will head outside of affiliated ball as he looks to keep his career going. The 33-year-old infielder most recently joined Atlanta for spring training but was released from his minor-league contract March 22.

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  • Braves' Adeiny Hechavarria: Reassigned to minor-league camp

    Atlanta reassigned Hechavarria to minor-league camp Tuesday.

    Hechavarria hasn't played affiliated ball since 2020 and logged just one hit over 11 at-bats this spring. He will most likely begin the season in Triple-A Gwinnett as he continues to knock the rust off.

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  • Braves' Adeiny Hechavarria: Gets NRI deal with ATL

    Hechavarria agreed Monday with Atlanta on a minor-league contract and received an invitation to MLB spring training, Chris Harris of the Mississippi Braves reports.

    Hechavarria returns to the Atlanta organization after spending the previous two seasons with the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan. The 33-year-old infielder will attempt to win a bench spot with Atlanta with a strong showing in spring training, and the fact he can play all over the infield certainly won't hurt his chances.

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  • Adeiny Hechavarria: Headed to Japan

    Hechavarria signed a one-year contract with the Chiba Lotte Marines of Nippon Professional Baseball on Friday, The Japan Times reports.

    Hechavarria missed out on a postseason roster spot with Atlanta in 2020, and he'll now spend at least one year in Japan. The 31-year-old slashed .254/.302/.305 with two RBI over 63 plate appearances during the abbreviated 2020 season.

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  • Braves' Adeiny Hechavarria: Misses out on wild-card roster

    The Braves optioned Hechavarria to their alternate training site Wednesday.

    Hechavarria missed out on one of three available reserve infielder roles on Atlanta's roster for its wild-card series with the Reds. The Braves will instead go with Charlie Culberson, Johan Camargo and Pablo Sandoval as their reserve options.

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  • Braves' Adeiny Hechavarria: Heads back to bench

    Hechavarria is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox.

    Hechavarria had started the previous four games at third base in place of the injured Austin Riley (quadriceps), but the newly called up Pablo Sandoval will man the hot corner for Atlanta in the club's regular-season finale. The Braves remain optimistic that Riley will be ready to go for the start of the postseason, so Hechavarria's playing time was already set to take a hit even before Sandoval's promotion.

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  • Braves' Adeiny Hechavarria: Returns to bench role

    Hechavarria is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins.

    Hechavarria had started at second base in each of the Braves' last three games, but he'll retreat to the bench on a full-time basis after Atlanta reinstated Ozzie Albies (wrist) from the injured list ahead of Wednesday's contest. The veteran will at least stick around as Albies' top backup after the Braves optioned Johan Camargo to their alternate training site.

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  • Braves' Adeiny Hechavarria: Picks up second straight start

    Hechavarria will start at second base and will bat eighth Monday against the Marlins.

    The 31-year-old will crack the lineup for the second straight day after going 2-for-5 with a run scored in Sunday's 10-3 win over the Nationals. Most of Hechavarria's value to the Braves comes from his strong work in the field, and that may be enough for him to stick around in a timeshare at the keystone with Johan Camargo, whose .611 OPS on the season is only 89 points better than Hechavarria's mark. Both players will fade into full-time reserve roles, however, once Ozzie Albies (wrist) is reinstated from the injured list.

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  • Braves' Adeiny Hechavarria: Not starting Wednesday

    Hechavarria isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees.

    Hechavarria will take a seat for the third time in the past four games even with Ozzie Albies (wrist) still on the injured list. Johan Camargo is starting at second base Wednesday, batting seventh.

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  • Braves' Adeiny Hechavarria: Out of Game 2 lineup

    Hechavarria is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

    Hechavarria received the start in Game 1 and went 0-for-3 with a strikeout, but he should continue to see regular time at second base while Ozzie Albies (wrist) remains sidelined. Johan Camargo will operate at the keystone in Game 2 for Atlanta.

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  • Braves' Adeiny Hechavarria: Two hits in loss to Phils

    Hechavarria went 2-for-3 in Saturday's 5-0 loss to the Phillies.

    Atlanta only managed four hits in total off Jake Arrieta and the Philly bullpen, so Hechavarria's performance stands out. The veteran infielder came into the game having gone 1-for-11 on the year, but he should continue to get consistent playing time at second base while Ozzie Albies (wrist) is on the mend.

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  • Braves' Adeiny Hechavarria: Filling in for Albies

    Hechavarria will start at second base and bat ninth Sunday against the Mets.

    He'll be making his second start of the series in place of Ozzie Albies, who continues to manage a wrist injury. Manager Brian Snitker characterized Albies' absence from the lineup Sunday as more of a maintenance day, so Hechavarria doesn't look like he'll be in line to fill an everyday role in the near future.

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  • Braves' Adeiny Hechavarria: Ready to resume playing

    Hechavarria (oblique) is in the lineup for Saturday's spring game against the Rays, Mark Bowman of reports.

    Hechavarria has been sidelined since Feb. 26, but he is ready to get back on the field. He will start at shortstop Saturday and hit eighth in the Braves' batting order.

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  • Braves' Adeiny Hechavarria: To return Saturday

    Hechavarria (oblique) will return to action Saturday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

    Hechavarria has been out just over a week with an oblique issue. The issue didn't appear to be particularly serious, and he'll still have plenty of time to stake his claim for a bench spot.

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  • Braves' Adeiny Hechavarria: Could be back over weekend

    Hechevarria (oblique) will be re-evaluated Friday and could be back in the lineup this weekend, Tim Tucker of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    The veteran infielder got in five spring at-bats before being shut down with an oblique strain last week. Hechavarria is expected to be one of Atlanta's top bench options this season after slashing .328/.400/.639 in 24 games for the club at the end of 2019.

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  • Braves' Adeiny Hechavarria: Scratched with oblique injury

    Hechavarria was scratched from the Braves' lineup for Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals due to left oblique tightness.

    Atlanta is taking some extra caution with Hechavarria and viewing him as day-to-day after the injury cropped up during batting practice. The 30-year-old is expected to serve as a backup infielder for the Braves this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Santiago De Cuba, Cuba
Age: 35
Experience: 8
Bats/Throws: R, R