Originally written on Holdout Sports  |  Last updated 8/17/12
Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Adeiny Hechavarria did a cartwheel in order to keep himself from falling to the ground during Thursday's game in the Rogers Centre against the Chicago White Sox.


It happened in the top of the eighth inning as Dewayne Wise hit a pop fly into foul territory on the third base side. Hechavarria briefly took his eye off the ball to see how close he was to the stands, then was thrown a bit off balance as he had to lean backwards to catch it. Hechavarria used the cartwheel to keep himself from falling to the ground.

Note that Hechavarria was not trying to show off on the play, but did get a nice applause from the crowd for his display of athleticism.

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