Baseball: Marines come to terms with veteran infielder Hechavarria

Veteran major leaguer Adeiny Hechavarria has agreed to join the Lotte Marines of Japan’s Pacific League, the club announced Thursday. The 31-year-old infielder’s deal is reportedly for one year and worth 100 million yen ($970,000). Hechavarria, who has played in 922 major league games, appeared in 27 games this past season for the Atlanta Braves. “He can play anywhere in the infield, and I expect he’ll hit at least 20 home runs,” said Marines manager Tadahito Iguchi of the 1.83-meter, 90-kilogram Hechavarria. The native of Cuba has a career batting average of .253 with 37 home runs and 273 RBI…

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