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Hechavarria (hamstring) went 3-for-3 with a double in Tuesday's 9-1 Grapefruit League loss to the Red Sox.
The shortstop made a splash in his first game action since Feb. 25, pushing his spring training average to .444 with his multi-hit effort. Hechavarria also has a solo home run in the exhibition slate in addition to Tuesday's two-bagger, an extension of the modest uptick in pop he flashed last season with the Marlins and Rays. The 28-year-old posted a career-high eight homers as part of a haul of 27 extra-base hits, a total that was also partly comprised of five triples. He is expected to open the regular season as the everyday shortstop, although the promising Willy Adames waits in the wings.