As far as 1-3-1 putouts go, this one from the Mets tonight might be the best of all-time. Then again, when was the last time you saw a 1-3-1 putout? Check it out.
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The flip from Murphy was on point, which was pretty impressive given that he barely looked toward first base or Torres. But there wouldn’t have been a play unless Torres booked it to first base as soon as he deflected the ball with his foot. Just an amazing play all around. Everything seems to be coming up Mets right now, no?
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.