Chicago Cubs: Cheap middle infield depth targets the Cubs could pursue

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After spending multiple years on the Miami Marlins, Adeiny Hechavarria played with the Rays, Pirates and Yankees in 2018.

He has a very good glove at shortstop, boasting 26 DRS and 32.3 UZR/150 in his last four seasons. He embraced a depth role with the Yankees down the stretch of the 2018 season and hit .247/.279/.345 on the year.

He would be a nice guy to have mainly for defensive purposes. He strictly plays short so if he were to start, Baez would be at second if they were to start on the same day. That would be one heck of a defensive infield with Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo on the edges.

He is also the perfect guy to bring in late in a game for defensive purposes. Would a guy like him be worth a spot on a 25-man roster? Probably depends on what other moves the team makes this offseason.

Last season he made $5.9 million on a one-year deal he signed with Tampa. That was the most he made in a season in his career, so it’s hard to see him break the bank.