"It's not really that big a deal," Redmond said. "We'll put Solano eighth. He has a little better pitch selection, and he had worked the count a little bit more."
Hechavarria has been aggressive at the plate, and on Thursday he bounced into two double plays against the Nationals.
Batting seventh allows Hechavarria a chance to be a little more aggressive because he doesn't have the pitcher batting behind him.
Recently, Redmond said he eventually sees Hechavarria developing into a No. 2-caliber hitter.
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