Redmond tinkers with order; Hechavarria moved up

Redmond tinkers with order; Hechavarria moved up

NEW YORK -- Limited to one run in three games against the Nationals caused Marlins manager Mike Redmond to tinker a bit with the bottom of the order.

In the series opener against the Mets, rookie shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria was moved up from eighth to seventh in the order. Donovan Solano was placed in the eighth spot.

"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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