Endy Chavez Willing To Sign A Minor League Deal

Endy Chavez is ahead of schedule rehabbing from a torn ACL and MCL, and his agent Peter Greenberg said they'd be willing to consider a minor league deal according to Larry Stone of The Seattle Times. Chavez will likely be "90 percent or so" in March, at which time he would hold a showcase for interested teams. 

Greenberg indicated that the Mariners "as well as many other teams" have shown interest in the free agent outfielder. Jack Zduriencik confirmed that his club is watching Chavez's progress closely, and it's possible he could sign by the end of the month if the right situation pops up. 

Chavez, 32 in February, is a career .270/.312/.367 hitter, though his outfield defense is top-of-the-line at all three spots. He earned $2.05MM in 2009 as part of the two-year, $3.85MM extension he signed with the Mets in 2008.  

27 Responses to Endy Chavez Willing To Sign A Minor League Deal Leave a Reply

  1. EduardoMarquez 5 years ago

    I think the Cubs should sign him.

    • Suzysman 5 years ago

      So far our outfield depth is Fuld and Hoffpauir with Colvin and James Adduci in the minors. This is somehow supposed to back up an injury prone LF, a 32 year old career 4th OF being forced into center and a RF who hits like a girl? I think not!

      I would gladly welcome Chavez and any other OF with something resembling experience OR success (yep, not picky here) on our club, especially if they are willing to sign a cheap deal. I cant imagine the OF will ever be pretty this season, but with some luck maybe it will start looking at least semi-similar to what you would expect on major league club trying to actually win games.

  2. I would love the mets to re-sign him. I think they will need OF depth more than ever this year. I think Pagan will be part of a package for a SP at some point this year, and Endy is a true 4th OF.

  3. friscofan101 5 years ago

    hed make a great 5th outfielder for almost any team. can start any position and change the game late as a defensive replacement or pinch runner. wouldn’t mind if the giants gave him a shot in spring training.

  4. bomberj11 5 years ago

    If the M’s sign him, my bets are on them not making many errors!

  5. InTheKZone 5 years ago

    If the Cardinals want a 4th OF so bad, here’s their chance.

    • stl_cards16 5 years ago

      Agree!! This would be a nice fit IF he is indeed healthy….I would like this ALOT!

    • Cuddy Fox 5 years ago

      I also agree. He will sign a minor league contract and if he makes the major league roster, he get the league minimum.

  6. Why hasn’t Minaya re-signed the Mets favorite outfielder of the 00’s yet….

  7. I wish the M’s would sign him
    But I don’t think they have room with Langehans

  8. TomahawkChoppin609 5 years ago

    pesky hitter, good defender, guess the big problem is the ligament tears, but with a minor league deal, what do ya got to lose?

  9. Eric 5 years ago

    I think the Mariners will resign Endy Chavez. He shouldn’t have any reserves about rejoining the Seattle Ball club given that Yuniesky Betancourt is no longer a part of that team. I can say with 99.9% certainty that he will not be signing a deal to play the outfield for the Kansas City Royals.

    I can see him signing a minor league deal with the M’s so they can continue to monitor his rehabilitation. Once Endy is healed up if his speed returns I think the M’s would have no problem moving Langerhans in favor of Chavez.

  10. Guest 5 years ago

    That would be sweet if the Dodgers could get him on the cheap.. better than Paul and Repko.

  11. losingfaithinmightymelvin 5 years ago

    I think the Brewers need to take a long hard look at this guy. They need depth in the outfield and don’t have a lot of money to spend after signing Wolf. I think he’d be a perfect fit for Milwaukee because he can play all three OF positions and the Crew has a lot of young starters in the OF and only Judy Gerot coming off the bench. Low risk/ high reward guy, and that seems to be the theme of Doug Melvin’s offseason so far.

    • melonis_rex 5 years ago

      I really like the idea of Milwaukee signing him. He’s depth if Gomez or Hart struggles, and he’s awesome defensively.

      Plus, seeing an OF of Braun-Gomez-Chavez would be SICK on the defense side.

  12. Infield Fly 5 years ago

    Endy Chávez is a defensive genius! And what a set of wheels on him when he is healthy! Oh man, I would sure love to see him back with the Mets!!

  13. Infield Fly 5 years ago

    “And another thing”….I don’t remember seeing another player whose hits had so many flukey weird hops. I get a big kick out of that, and I really miss seeing it! Come back Endy!

  14. nepp 5 years ago

    I’d love to see the Phillies sign him as a 5th OF. Between him and Francisco, we’d have some great OF depth. However, the bench is full and I doubt he’d want to go to a team where he’d get maybe 100-150 ABs.

  15. jdub220 5 years ago

    I saw him get injured this year, I thought it could’ve been the end of his career. Good for Endy to get back to health for 2010.

  16. phoenix88 5 years ago

    mehtinks the nationals should look into this guy and use him as a 4th outfielder if they call him up

  17. Yaks 5 years ago

    Really hope the mets bring Endy back! Only a minor league deal so not much risk.

    • Infield Fly 5 years ago

      Yeah. I just hope that the presence of Angel Pagan (assuming he remains with the club) wouldn’t be a hindrance. Pagan has skills with both the bat and the glove, but his baseball instincts…well, they’re dismal.

  18. lakersdodgersyankees4life 5 years ago

    to 661, I dont know why it didnt reply to you:

    better than Repko, yes. Paul… Im not so sure…

  19. AkronHammer 5 years ago

    I say sign him to a major league deal…Imagine a start of the line-up with Chone Figgins, Ichiro Suziki, and Endy Chavez…Boy are the mariners going to be good next year

  20. Hoosierdaddy92 5 years ago

    Tigers are looking for a cheap starting CF who can make-up for some of the awful range of Guillen and Ordonez. He might want to go where he lands a starting job. This is a realistic situation for him.

  21. Guest 5 years ago

    Dear god I miss Endy.

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