Diamondbacks, INF Chavez finalize deal
December 8, 2012
New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!
PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks and infielder Eric Chavez finalized a $3 million, one-year contract Saturday.
The 35-year-old Chavez hit .281 with 16 homers in 278 at_bats last season for the New York Yankees, playing first and third base and at designated hitter.
Chavez was a six-time Gold Glove third baseman with Oakland before injuries sidelined him for significant time for several years. But he found success in a limited role with New York, seeing more playing time after Alex Rodriguez broke his hand in late July.
Chavez, who lives in the Phoenix area, will likely serve in a reserve role for Arizona, which has Chris Johnson at third base and Paul Goldschmidt at first.
In 1,491 games with Oakland and New York, Chavez has a .267 average with 248 home runs and 850 RBIs.
The Associated Press News Service
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved
5-2 Y'day, +8,998 This Year
9-2 +773 L11, 30-14 +1,915 L44
17-9 L26, 25-11 MLB Streak
7-3 +477 L10 G-Plays, +4,102 TY
8-4 L12, 11-5 +725 L16 Guarantees
31-15 Last 46 MLB Selections
2-0 +230 Y'day, 33-18 L51 G-Plays
9-2 L11, 31-11 L42 Guarantees
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10%
off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20%
off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000
Member Plays each month!