Hechavarria could be moving up in order
MILWAUKEE — Hot-hitting Adeiny Hechavarria may be moving on up — in the batting order, that is.
After going 3-for-3 on Friday in the Marlins’ 2-0 loss to the Brewers, Hechavarria could be heading to the top of the order. He’s raised his season average to .248.
The 24-year-old batted seventh on Friday.
Manager Mike Redmond after the game said he has been considering using Hechavarria at the top of the order, either first or second.
“I’ve thought about it. We’ll see,” Redmond said. “We’ve been talking about it over the last couple of days. It’s kind of one of those things where he starts swinging the bat good where he is. You move him and you risk him trying to do too much. It might be worth it. We’ll see. I’ll sleep on it tonight and see what we come up with.”
Justin Ruggiano, who has been leading off, is in an 0-for-20 slump.
— Joe Frisaro