Report: Braves Sign Former Mets Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria

Alex Greenberg
August 16, 2019 - 3:55 pm
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The Mets didn’t want to pay Adeiny Hechavarria his bonus, and now he’s apparently going to be suiting up for a division rival.

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New York designated Hechavarria for assignment on August 9, just one day before he was set to a receive a $1 million bonus for being on the roster. According to a report from MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, the shortstop has now signed with the Atlanta Braves.  

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Hechavarria is a defensive-minded player who isn’t known for huge contributions with his bat. He’ll give the Braves some defensive stability at a position that they have struggled to field at times this season.

The 30-year-old Cuban was traded from the Pirates to the Yankees in August of 2018. He finished last year in the Bronx before signing a minor-league deal in the offseason with the Mets. Hechavarria hit .204 with five home runs and 18 RBIs in the 60 games he spent in Queens.

The Mets don’t have much of a chance of catching the Braves in the NL East, but they will still play two more series against Atlanta, including a three-game set to end the season.

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