The Yankees swung a late-night deal for infielder Adeiny Hechavarria and cash considerations ahead of the Aug. 31st deadline Friday, according to the team's PR department. Hechavarria, 29, comes over from the Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. The right-handed Cuban shortstop was designated for assignment by the Rays on Aug. 1, before being acquired by Pittsburgh in exchange for a Minor League pitcher on Aug. 6.
Hechavarria is hitting .254 with four home runs in 76 games so far this year. Known for his excellent defense, Hechavarria owns the Rays franchise record for 71 consecutive games without an error.
To make room on the 40-man roster, New York designated left-handed pitcher Ryan Bollinger for assignment.
The Yankees' regular shortstop, Didi Gregorius, has not appeared in a game since Aug. 19, due to a bruised left heel.