Alex Gordon scheduled to make Cactus League debut Saturday

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Royals outfielder Alex Gordon has been busy rehabbing his surgically-repaired right wrist this month, but he’s finally nearing his spring debut.

According to Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com, Gordon is tentatively scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Saturday. That’s assuming all goes well in another minor league game tomorrow. Gordon had the surgery in January and just started facing live pitching on Monday, but two weeks worth of games should be enough time for him to shake the rust and get comfortable before Opening Day.

Gordon, 31, is entering the final guaranteed year of his contract and recently told Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star that he hasn’t had any extension talks with the Royals. His contract includes a $13.25 million player option for 2016, but he could obviously decline it and make a lot more in free agency.

Adeiny Hechavarría rejoins Braves on one-year, $1 million deal

Adeiny Hechavarría
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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.