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Video: Adeiny Hechavarria jukes Salvador Perez to score a run

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Rays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria led off the top of the sixth inning of Monday night’s game against the Royals with a double off of Eric Skoglund. With one out, Matt Duffy lined a single to right. Hechavarria tried to test the arm of right fielder Jorge Soler. Soler’s throw brought catcher Salvador Perez a couple of feet in front of home plate, which created space at the back of the plate for Hechavarria, who juked past a diving tag attempt, then did a swim move to trick Perez in order to safely touch home plate.

Duffy’s single and Hechavarria’s effort broke a 1-1 tie.

Hechavarria, 29, has otherwise not done much offensively. He entered Monday’s action batting .261/.295/.328 with a pair of home runs and 13 RBI in 131 plate appearances.

Asdrubal Cabrera signs with the Texas Rangers

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Texas Rangers have signed infielder Asdrubal Cabrera to a one-year deal, pending a physical. He’ll be paid $3.5 million, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. Rosenthal reports that Cabrera will primarily play third base, replacing Adrian Beltre, who has retired.

It’s a fairly low price given that Cabrera hit 23 homers and posted a line of .262/.316/.458 (112 OPS+) between the Mets and Phillies last season but, as is the case with so many other veteran free agents, there did not appear to be much of a market developing for his services. He’ll at least get a lot of playing time in Texas, it would seem.