Orioles Sign Endy Chavez

The Orioles have officially signed Endy Chavez to a one-year, $1.5MM major league deal.  The deal will also give the outfielder the chance to earn another $500K through performance bonuses.

 “Endy is a tremendous defender and gives us needed depth in the outfield,” said GM Dan Duquette in a press release.  “He is a veteran player whose left-handed bat will give us options off the bench.”

The Mets showed interest in Chavez earlier this offseason and the Mariners and Rangers were both linked to the veteran recently.  The 33-year-old hit .301/.323/.426 with five homers in 274 plate appearances for Texas in 2011. 

Chavez has experience at all three outfield positions and played 66 games in center field last season.  The veteran could be used to backup Adam Jones in center field or could be used in a platoon with Nolan Reimold in left field.

The agreement was first reported by Alexis Espejo L. of Lider en Deportes (Spanish link, translation provided by Nick Collias).  Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (via Twitter) was the first to learn that it was a one-year major league deal and terms were added by Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun (via Twitter).


7 Responses to Orioles Sign Endy Chavez Leave a Reply

  1. ugen64 4 years ago

    Batting average is a bad statistic, but you realize Chavez has a higher average than Pie right? (career .249)

    also, Chavez is a really good fielder. he has great range, and unlike Pie isn’t a complete idiot in terms of taking routes and judging the ball in flight.

  2. OhthePossibilities 4 years ago

    Endy Chavez, a 33-year-old, .271  career hitter, is better than Pie.

    There.  I said it.

  3. just a test…can i make any comment that doesn’t require moderators approval?

    is my account flagged in a manner that I can’t talk about endy chavez and his freakin awesome catch at all here?  good lord!

  4. Meh Sheep 4 years ago

    Better than MacPhail seeing how many ex-cubs he could cram on the roster.

  5. Rabbitov 4 years ago

    He is better than Pie in every single imaginable way (except for his ability to pick up helmets after game winning hits).  You are just wrong. 

  6. Rabbitov 4 years ago

    He is better than Pie in every single imaginable way (except for his ability to pick up helmets after game winning hits).  You are just wrong. 

  7. wait you wouldnt spend money on hamels but you would on ejax?

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