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.  


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27 Comments on "Endy Chavez Willing To Sign A Minor League Deal"


EduardoMarquez
5 years 6 months ago

I think the Cubs should sign him.

Suzysman
5 years 6 months 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.

5 years 6 months ago

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.

friscofan101
5 years 6 months 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.

bomberj11
5 years 6 months ago

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

InTheKZone
5 years 6 months ago

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

stl_cards16
5 years 6 months ago

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

Cuddy Fox
5 years 6 months ago

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

5 years 6 months ago

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

wrightttxgirlllx3
5 years 6 months ago

i really wish i knew.

5 years 6 months ago

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

TomahawkChoppin609
5 years 6 months 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?

Eric
5 years 6 months 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.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

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

losingfaithinmightymelvin
5 years 6 months 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 6 months 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.

Infield Fly
5 years 6 months 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!!

Infield Fly
5 years 6 months 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!

nepp
5 years 6 months 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.

jdub220
5 years 6 months 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.

phoenix88
5 years 6 months ago

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

Yaks
5 years 6 months ago

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

Infield Fly
5 years 6 months 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.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 6 months ago

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

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

AkronHammer
5 years 6 months 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

Hoosierdaddy92
5 years 6 months 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.