Adeiny Hechavarria’s reputation as a sure-handed shortstop started when he was a little kid in Cuba playing with a ping-pong ball.
“Honestly, I’ve always loved to catch the ball,’’ he said through a translator Wednesday before the Marlins’ 5-1 win over Washington.
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• Marlins right-hander Nathan Eovaldi walked the first batter but settled down and tossed two hitless innings in his spring debut. He struck out three, including Washington’s Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth.
• Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich hit the second pitch of the game off the top of the batter’s eye in center field for a triple. He went 1-for-3 and is 4-for-8 in three games.
• Dan Haren, making his debut for Washington, allowed a run on two hits in two innings and struck out three.