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Aristides Aquino sets record with ninth home home run in 13th game

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Reds outfielder Aristides Aquino has done nothing but swat home runs since being called up to the majors at the beginning of the month. The 25-year-old drilled his ninth home run in his 13th game of the season on Wednesday during a blowout loss to the Nationals. It was a solo blast to right field off of Javy Guerra that, unfortunately for him, came with his team trailing 17-4 in the seventh inning.

According to Elias Sports, Aquino is the first player since 1900 to hit nine home runs in his first 13 games. Rockies shortstop Trevor Story previously held the record with eight home runs in his first 13 games in 2016.

The Reds went on to lose 17-7. Aquino finished the day 2-for-5 with the homer and a single. Through 47 plate appearances, he’s hitting .386/.426/1.023 with the eight homers, 17 RBI, and 13 runs scored.

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

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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.