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Blue Jays sign Angel Hechevarria

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Hardball Talk is reporting that the Blue Jays and Cuban shortstop Angel Hechevarria have agreed to a 10 million dollar contract. This is a nice snag for new GM Alex Anthopoulos.

Hechevarria was heavily courted by the Yankees, Cubs, and Angels, but opted for the Blue Jays who offered him 2 million more than his Cuban counterpart Jose Iglesias, who signed for 8.1 million last year with the Red Sox

The 21-year old shortstop has nice range and a good arm at short, along with a solid smooth swing at the plate. His skills are raw, but Hechevarria could rise quick through the Jays organization.