Mets Sign Raul Chavez

The Mets have signed catcher Raul Chavez to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to Spring Training, reports ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin (Twitter link).

Chavez, who turns 38 in March, last played in the majors in 2009, posting a .631 OPS in 168 plate appearances for Toronto.  He spent last season catching for the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate.  The Mets will be Chavez's eighth franchise in a pro career that began in 1990.


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17 Comments on "Mets Sign Raul Chavez"


4 years 7 months ago

Uh oh! Look out Phillies!

4 years 7 months ago

Oh-SNap!

Blue387
4 years 7 months ago

I’m guessing this signing is because of J. P. Ricciardi, who probably knew Chavez when both were with the Blue Jays.

iains
4 years 7 months ago

Ricciardi is getting the band back together!

4 years 7 months ago

Which is a great thing, if the band was any good. In this case, not so much…….

Infield Fly
4 years 7 months ago

Don’t you just love exaggerated reactions to minor league signings? :-/

4 years 7 months ago

for real. they always think they’re being funny too, when the joke has probably been used over a thousand times on this site

East Coast Bias
4 years 7 months ago

Word! These deals are so low risk, they’re barely even worth mentioning… UNLESS they actually do pan out. Nobody is really expecting these minor league signings to be season saviors.

Ian_Smell
4 years 7 months ago

Raul’s awesome. I will always root for him.

FreeBald
4 years 7 months ago

I wonder if with this signing the Mets are paving the way to removing C Mike Nickeas from the 40 man roster to make room for a SP on a major league deal?

HerbertAnchovy
4 years 7 months ago

Best of luck to Chavez. Always liked him as a back-up.

4 years 7 months ago

At least the Mets didn’t sign Eric Chavez lol

Gumby65
4 years 7 months ago

Are you a Mets fan saying this, or a fan of a team that might appreciate taking a cheap risk on him?

Artur
4 years 7 months ago

bustttt

Jaysfan724
4 years 7 months ago

On the real though…In 2009 big boy Chavez had a bunt single against the Phils in Toronto. The oxygen tank was indeed needed. I was at the game, and it was remarkable…not really but definitely not something you see everyday.

optionn
4 years 7 months ago

This minor league contract to a 38 year old catcher for depth should certainly dispel the notion that the Mets have had an uneventful offseason.

iains
4 years 7 months ago

All indications are JP Ricciardi is