3:54 pm: The Hechavarria contract has a salary of $ 3MM if he makes the roster – a huge base salary for a small league agreement – every Ken Davidoff of the New York Post ( Twitter link ). He can also earn a $ 1MM bonus for spending 100 days on the roster and another $ 1MM to reach 150 days in the roster.
February. 18, 12:50 pm: Mets today announced the signing.
February. 17: The Mets signed the infielder Adeiny Hechavarria in a league contract at an invitation to the big league camp, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Hechavarria had a chance to continue in New York, where he spent the last month of the 2018 season after the Yankees took him from the Pirates. As a member of Yanks, Bucs and Rays in 2018, Hechavarria is a small .249 / .279 / .336 in 321 plates. The 29-year-old registered Hechavarria's subpar offensive figure is in line with his total career, as he manages only a .635 OPS at 3,004 PA since debuting at Blue Jays in 2012.
While the The offense never became Hechavarria's calling card, he established himself as a defensive handler. More than almost 7,000 innings, almost all that come in shortstop, Hechavarria has accounted for 22 runs saved and a plus-13.1 Ultimate Zone Rating in majors. The hocavarria's glovework can help him earn a backup role behind Mets since shortstop Amed Rosario as Healey notes he has a legitimate chance to win a court spot at the club.