Sources indicate that the Braves have signed veteran shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, according to Mark Bowman.
A source says the Braves have signed SS Adeiny Hechavarria. Camargo and Duvall have both been optioned to Gwinnett. Bryse Wilson has been recalled.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) August 16, 2019
Atlanta has struggled to adequately fill its shortstop vacancy with Dansby Swanson injured, and today signed Hechavarria in an effort to mitigate the defensive blunders that have been so costly in recent days. Hechavarria was released by the Mets earlier this week after batting just .204/.252/.359 in 142 at-bats this season, but has historically been a solid defensive shortstop.
To make room for Hechavarria, the club demoted Johan Camargo to Triple-A Gwinnett. The 25-year-old had battled issues at the plate throughout the season and was a liability at shortstop in place of Swanson. In addition to demoting Camargo, the Braves sent down outfielder Adam Duvall and recalled right-handed pitcher Bryse Wilson.
UPDATE - The Braves have officially announced the addition of Adeiny Hechavarria. To make room on the 40-man roster, Atlanta designated right-hander Wes Parsons for assignment.
The #Braves today signed SS Adeiny Hechavarría to a one-year major league contract and recalled RHP Bryse Wilson from Triple-A Gwinnett. The club also optioned OF Adam Duvall and INF Johan Camargo to @GoStripers, while designating RHP Wes Parsons for assignment.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 16, 2019