Mets Sign Raul Chavez

The Mets have signed catcher Raul Chavez to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to Spring Training, reports'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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  1. Uh oh! Look out Phillies!

  2. Blue387 4 years 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 ago

      Ricciardi is getting the band back together!

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

  3. Infield Fly 4 years ago

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

    • 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 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.

  4. Ian_Smell 4 years ago

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

  5. FreeBald 4 years 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?

  6. HerbertAnchovy 4 years ago

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

  7. At least the Mets didn’t sign Eric Chavez lol

    • Gumby65 4 years ago

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

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  9. Jaysfan724 4 years 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.

  10. optionn 4 years 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.

  11. iains 4 years ago

    All indications are JP Ricciardi is

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