Marlins avoid arbitration with Jose Fernandez, six others
JAN 15, 3:46p ET | AP
Rotowire: Jan 15 / 1:17p ET
News: Hechavarria agreed to a one-year deal with the Marlins on Friday, avoiding arbitration, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.
Impact: An NL Gold Glove finalist from 2015, Hechavarria is well known for his slick fielding but he also made strides at the plate last year, hitting .281 in 130 games before missing the final five weeks of the season with a hamstring injury. He doesn't offer much in terms of counting stats, but owners in really deep leagues could do worse at the middle infield spot.
StatsLLC: Jan 15 / 12:00a ET
News: Hechavarria has agreed to a contract for 2016 and avoided arbitration.
Impact: Hechavarria agreed to a $2.625 million deal after making $1.925 million last year, when he batted a career high .281.