Adeiny Hechavarria Q&A: Everything about using 'uuff' is nice
FOX Sports Florida's Christina De Nicola learned the origin of "uuff" and practiced her Spanglish through a translator in a Q and A with Adeiny Hechavarria of the Miami Marlins.
Adeiny Hechavarria has appeared in 235 games for the Marlins.
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By Christina De NicolaFOX Sports Florida
When the Miami Marlins acquired shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria in the 2012 blockbuster trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, the organization saw him as the club's long-term shortstop.
Since, Hechavarria has played in 235 games. This year, his average has gone up nearly 50 points to .272.
His defensive plays, which frequent the highlight reel, are typical of him.
Recently, FOX Sports Florida's Christina De Nicola learned the origin of "uuff" and practiced her Spanglish through a translator with Hechavarria, whom you can follow on Instagram (@Adeiny11).
FOX SPORTS FLORIDA: What is the origin of "uuff"?
ADEINY HECHAVARRIA: It started back in Cuba. It doesn't have to do specifically with baseball. We'll use it in baseball if there's a nice play, but it goes off the field too. If you see a nice car or a pretty lady it's just 'uuff.' When I came over to the States I brought it with me and brought it here in the clubhouse. I used it anytime I would post a picture and it caught on with the fans and they would post it themselves as well.