Hechavarria, Not Escobar, to Start at Short in 2013

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Hechavarria, Not Escobar, to Start at Short in 2013
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Yunel Escobar is an established major league shortstop, but the Marlins are not on the verge of acquiring him from the Blue Jays to replace Jose Reyes. According to a source that has spoken with the Marlins, their plan is to start Cuban defector Adeiny Hechavarria at short and Escobar at third, but they haven’t ruled out flipping Escobar to a team in need of a shortstop.

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