The Nationals said in a press release issued on Friday that they “were not happy with the final product” and will re-issue a Jayson Werth bobblehead during the off-season. The first 25,000 fans to enter Nationals Park on August 30 will be given a voucher for the new bobblehead plus another gift.
Alex Parker of ABC7 has a picture of the first edition:
The bobblehead celebrates Jayson Werth’s walk-off home run in Game 4 of the 2012 NLDS against the Cardinals. Here’s video if you want to relive the moment.
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.