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When news broke about the Jays signing top Cuban shortstop, Adeiny Hechevarria, I got a little too excited.  It took about 3 weeks for this deal to actually be confirmed.  Finally we have confirmation.  I treated all of you reading very poorly, and I mislead you all.  I’m sorry and I ask for your forgiveness.  And the photo above:  it is actually not a photo of Adeiny Hechevarria.  Man, has my integrity has gone out the window?  ….

Anyway, according to Jordan Bastian of  “Hechavarria received a $4 million signing bonus — the largest in club
history — and will earn $500,000 during the 2010 season. Since it is a
Major League contract, the Jays will need to use a player option to
send the shortstop to the Minor Leagues this year. Hechavarria is then
scheduled to earn $2 million in 2011 and $1.75 million in each of the
2012 and 2013 campaigns. Hechavarria also has the potential to become
eligible for salary arbitration before his contract expires.”

I heard that Hechevarria will possibly be sent to double A New Hampshire, after the extended spring training.  If that is the case, then we might even have a look at Hechevarria in 2011, with hopes the he can be in the everyday lineup by 2012?  I can’t wait to get a look at him, as he could be the high-risk, high-reward signing that Jays fan have been looking for.    


  1. raysfanboy

    Congrats. Is this guy’s defense any good? It seems that the SS position is becoming less an offensive spot and more of a defensive spot. Also, congrats on getting Fred Lewis from the Giants. I think that guy is a hitting machine, and he should fit well in your outfield.

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