Where the Hech is our Cuban? He’s in Cancun, but not for long.
While the Blue Jays are refusing to confirm or deny anything, Morgan Campbell is reporting that Adeiny Hechavarria has finally received a U.S. visa and will report to Dunedin by week’s end. Campbell also clears up a little confusion about what El Perro‘s name actually is:
Along with confirming Hechavarria’s visa status, Hernandez [Hechavarria's agent] also confirmed the spelling (commonly misspelled as “Adeinis” or “Adeinys”) and the pronunciation (ah-THEY-nee eh-CHA-ba-ree-ah) of his client’s name.
The highly-touted prospect is reportedly inked to a four-year deal. Everyone seems to think he’ll start at Double-A — after getting caught up in Dunedin, anyway — and that he can be ready for Major League ball in a year or two.
It may be wishful thinking, but if this guy pans out to be even an above-replacement shortstop, I’ll be happy. The team’s doing all the right things — bringing in Cuban prospects, locking up Lind long-term to a very team-friendly deal, putting a major emphasis on scouting and committing to do what it takes to put together a World Series-winning team.
It may not be a good time to be a Jays fan — Brian Tallet is starting tonight — but it’s a great time to be a Jays fan.