Orioles Targeting Hechavarria?


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First off, the Baltimore Orioles are in a hunt for a playoff spot, but they need to add a shortstop to the roster after losing J.J. Hardy for the next two months with an injury he sustained. According to Herald’s Clark Spencer, the Orioles are looking at the defensive guru.

In addition, Adeiny Hechavarria is going to be moved in a couple of days, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. He is on the disabled list presently, but he will be returning soon. Despite being one of the better defensive shortstops in the league, he has never really developed into the hitter scouts have projected.

Also, the Cuban native has value due to the fact he is controllable for one more season via arbitration and is currently earning $4.35MM. He would be a solid platoon player or starter in a solid lineup. He can play second base and third base also.

Finally, the 28-year old is hitting .277 this year with only one homer and six RBIs in 20 games. In 640 games, he has produced a .255 batting average and drove in 183 RBIs.


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