Christian Hackenberg isn’t paying attention to the negative media hype he received during the Jets’ minicamp.
The young quarterback has reportedly been missing his targets in OTAs, which was documented thoroughly. The indication was that journeyman quarterback Josh McCown was the shoo-in for the starting position.
Hechavarria, who is due $4.35 million this season but has not played since May 9, is batting .277 this season with one home run and six RBIs. Known more as a defensive stopper, Hechavarria likely will not play every day in Tampa with Tim Beckham currently having a breakout season at the same position.
Hechavarria remains on the 10-day DL (lt oblique strain), retro to 5/10. To make room, RH Diego Moreno was transferred to the 60-day DL.
Miami will continue to start rookie JT Riddle at shortstop. The 25-year-old got off to a nice start with his big-league club this season, but has not recorded a hit in his last six starts.
The Marlins have been linked with trade rumors for a couple seasons now. Word spread earlier this season that outfielders Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich were for sale.
As the Marlins fall further down the ladder in the NL East currently 10 1/2 games behind the Nationals more players could get dealt before the July 31 trade deadline.