An infielder you forgot played for the Marlins and Braves

Each series throughout the year, we highlight a former player who donned a Braves jersey and suited up for their current opponent. 

Atlanta Braves v Miami Marlins
Atlanta Braves v Miami Marlins / Brennan Asplen/GettyImages

Each series throughout the season, we will highlight a former player who donned a Braves jersey and also suited up for Atlanta’s current opponent. The Braves start a three game set with the fish on Monday.  Let’s take a look back on a player who once called Atlanta and Miami home at one point in their career. 

As always, there are always several options we could choose but we typically like to stay on the obscure side and bring back memories you forgot you had. Martin Prado is likely one of the first names that come to mind when you think of these two organizations but what about Adeiny Hechavarria? 

Hechavarria with the Braves 

Adeiny Hechavarria was with the Atlanta Braves in 2019 and 2020 before ending his big league career. He only appeared in 51 games across those two seasons since he was serving as a backup utility infielder, mainly stuck behind Ozzie Albie and Dansby Swanson. 

In his short time with Atlanta, Hechavarria was a .292 hitter with 4 home runs and 17 runs batted in. He did exactly what he was asked to do and was a part of two division championships. 

Hechavarria with the Marlins

The Marlins organization is where Hechavarris spent the majority of his career. He was with Miami from 2012-2017. Over this stretch, he posted a .255 batting average to go along with 13 home runs and 168 RBIs across 599 games. 

For his career

Hechavarria was never recognized for any individual awards but put together a respectable big league career and contributed to winning games. He was a career .253 hitter with 37 home runs and 273 RBIs. He also swiped 35 bases in his 922 career games. 

While Hechavarria will not go into the Hall of Fame, his strong defensive efforts and energy he brought to the game will unfortunately go underappreciated by many. 

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