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More than a month since the story first broke, the Toronto Blue Jays have finally confirmed the signing of Cuban shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria

Hechavarria, who will turn 21 on Thursday, has agreed to a four-year, $10-million deal.

Being touted as the Blue Jays shortstop of the future, Hechavarria spent last season in the Cuban League, posting a posting a .262 average with six doubles, two triples and one home run.

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Hechavarria is expected to attend extended sprint training in Florida for the Blue Jays before being assigned to one of team's minor league affiliates.

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