ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Miami Marlins have traded shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria to the Tampa Bay Rays for two minor leaguers.
Tampa Bay is contending for the AL East lead. Tim Beckham has been playing shortstop for the Rays - he's hitting .278 with 10 home runs and 31 RBIs, and recently has been slowed by a sore hand.
Hechavarria has been on the disabled list since May 10 because of a strained left oblique. He has played nine minor league rehab games in the last 10 days.
The 28-year-old Hechavarria is hitting .277 with one homer and six RBIs in 20 games for the below-.500 Marlins. He hasn't made an error this year.
Hechavarria is a career .255 hitter in six seasons in the majors.
The 23-year-old Lee was a Southern League All-Star this season. He hit .318 with 16 RBIs and 12 steals for Double-A Montgomery.
The 22-year-old Clark was 3-2 with a 3.11 ERA in 12 games at Class A Bowling Green.
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