As the first few notes of “I will remember you” by Sarah Mclachlan plays, Andrew Heaney reflects on the transaction that, in the space of a couple of hours, sent him from the Marlins to the Dodgers to the Angels:
Now, if you excuse me, I’m off to read Tom Shales’ expansive oral history of the Andrew Heaney: the Dodgers years.
On Thursday, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that the Braves and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarría reunited on a one-year, $1 million contract.
Hechavarría, 30, began the season with the Mets but was released in mid-August and joined the Braves shortly thereafter. He enjoyed more success in Atlanta, albeit in a smaller sample size. In aggregate, Hechavarría hit .241/.299/.443 with nine home runs and 33 RBI over 221 trips to the plate. More importantly, he provided versatility with above-average defense.
The Braves are banking on Hechavarría doing more of the same in 2020 as a backup infielder. He will spell Ozzie Albies, Dansby Swanson, Johan Camargo, and Austin Riley as needed.