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Adeiny Hechavarria | Shortstop | #11

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/15/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / UDFA / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Adeiny Hechavarria (groin) went 0-for-4 in his return to the Rays' lineup on Friday against the Angels.
Hechavarria missed the final game of the season's first half due to a groin issue, but the rest over the All-Star break appears to have alleviated the concern. The light-hitting shortstop is slashing .255/.266/.330 on the year and remains an unappealing option in most fantasy formats. Jul 15 - 8:15 AM

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Adeiny Hechavarria is not in the Rays' lineup Sunday due to a groin injury.

Manager Kevin Cash said that Hechavarria could be available off the bench, so he should be ready to start again at the beginning of the second half. Taylor Featherston is at shortstop Sunday.
Jul 9 - 11:07 AM

Adeiny Hechavarria went 4-for-4 and plated the game-tying run in the ninth inning on Friday as the Rays rallied to beat the Orioles.

The recently-acquired shortstop came through with a two-out, RBI single off of Brad Brach in the ninth to tie the game and force extra innings. He's now hitting .329/.341/.430 on the season.
Jun 30 - 10:50 PM

Adeiny Hechavarria went 1-for-3 and drove home a pair of runs in his Rays' debut on Tuesday.

The recently-acquired shortstop came through with a run-scoring single in the eighth inning and tacked on an insurance run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th. He should see regular playing time at shortstop for the Rays and is worth a look in AL-only formats.
Jun 27 - 10:34 PM

Rays acquired SS Adeiny Hechavarria from the Marlins in exchange for RHP Ethan Clark and OF Braxton Lee.

The deal was reported earlier Monday and is now official. Tampa will cover the rest of what remains of $4.35 million salary for this season, which is why they gave up very little in the deal. Hechavarria is a career .255/.291/.337 hitter, but he's an elite defender and is under team control through 2018. He'll remain on the disabled list for now but should be activated later this week.
Jun 26 - 6:28 PM

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Rays are set to acquire Adeiny Hechavarria from the Marlins for minor league outfielder Braxton Lee and right-hander Ethan Clark.

The deal isn't yet official. The Rays are expected to cover the remainder of Hechavarria's $4.35 million salary for this season. The 28-year-old has been sidelined for over a month with an oblique injury, but he was slated to make his return this week. He'll presumably take over as the primary shortstop for the Rays. Hechavarria, who is under team control through 2018, is a .255/.291/.337 hitter in the majors.
Jun 26 - 3:28 PM

According to Jerry Crasnick of, if the Rays assume all of Adeiny Hechavarria's salary in a trade, they'd like the Marlins to include "a nice, cheap power arm."

Crasnick mentions Kyle Barraclough as a potential fit, though it's unclear whether the two sides have discussed him. That sounds pretty extreme for the Marlins to give him up just to part with the remainder of Hechavarria's $4.35 million salary for this season. Either way, if the Marlins want teams to pick up his salary, they aren't going to get much in return. Crasnick reports that talks between the Marlins and Rays are "about to come to a head" while Bob Nightengale of USA Today hears that the two sides are optimistic they'll complete a deal Monday.
Jun 26 - 1:25 PM

Joe Frisaro of reports that the Rays are "believed to be the front-runners" to acquire Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria.

The Rays would presumably install Hechavarria as their regular shortstop and move Tim Beckham to second base. Frisaro notes that the Marlins are in discussions with multiple teams, but they hope to get a deal done before Tuesday. Hechavarria, who is nearing a return from an oblique injury, was batting .277/.288/.385 with one home run and six RBI over 20 games prior to landing on the DL. The 28-year-old is making $4.35 million this season and is under team control through 2018. The Marlins want to clear his salary and net one or two pitching prospects in return.
Jun 26 - 8:56 AM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the "perception of some involved" in Adeiny Hechavarria trade talks is that the Rays have "created some traction."

The Marlins appear eager to dump Hechavarria and his $4.35 million contract and a deal is expected to go down sometime over the weekend. The Orioles and Cardinals have reportedly been interested in addition to the Rays, but it appears Tampa Bay has inched ahead. Tim Beckham can move to second base to clear a starting spot for the slick-fielding Hechavarria.
Jun 23 - 4:40 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports has heard from rival executives that Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria "will be traded in [the] next few days."

Passan says Miami is "still shopping offers" for the 28-year-old, who is currently on the disabled list with a strained left oblique but due to return to the Marlins' active roster this weekend. Hechavarria has batted just .255/.291/.337 in 640 career major league games, but he's a good defender and under contractual control through 2018. J.T. Riddle has been starting at shortstop for the Fish. Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald notes that the Cardinals, Orioles and Rays have all checked in on Hechavarria.
Jun 22 - 3:13 PM

Adeiny Hechavarria (oblique) finished 0-for-2 with a walk Tuesday at High-A Jupiter.

It was his fourth minor league rehab game. Hechavarria, out since May 10 with a left oblique strain, is on track to return to the Marlins by the end of this week.
Jun 20 - 9:29 PM

Adeiny Hechavarria (oblique) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment this week with High-A Jupiter.

His first rehab game will either come Wednesday or Thursday, and he's likely to remain in the minors through the weekend. Hechavarria has been on the disabled list for over a month because of a left oblique strain, with J.T. Riddle filling in at shortstop for Miami.
Jun 14 - 9:41 AM

Adeiny Hechavarria (oblique) has begun taking live batting practice.

Marlins manager Don Mattingly said the shortstop will be evaluated for a possible minor league rehab assignment when the club returns home from its current road trip on Tuesday. Hechavarria has been sidelined since May 10 because of a left oblique strain.
Jun 8 - 8:58 AM

Adeiny Hechavarria (oblique) is expected to be sidelined for at least another 2-3 weeks.

He's already been out nearly a week. Hechavarria has had two different oblique injuries this season, and the latest one is "worse than last time," according to Marlins manager Don Mattingly. J.T. Riddle is handling the shortstop duties.
May 15 - 10:03 PM

Marlins placed SS Adeiny Hechavarria on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

Hechavarria spent time on the disabled list in April with the very same injury. He reaggravated it Tuesday night in the Marlins' loss to the Cardinals, with J.T. Riddle taking over at shortstop. Steve Lombardozzi has been called up from Triple-A New Orleans in a corresponding roster move.
May 10 - 2:37 PM

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Matt Duffy
3B1Evan Longoria
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Jacob Faria
6Blake Snell
7Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Tommy Hunter
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Kevin Gadea
7Diego Moreno
8Chase Whitley
9Jumbo Diaz
10Adam Kolarek
11Shawn Tolleson