Orioles officially sign free-agent outfielder Chavez

December 20, 2011 | WNST Staff


The Orioles today announced that they have signed free-agent outfielder Endy Chavez to a one-year contract.

Chavez, 33, batted .301/.323/.426 with five home runs and 27 RBI in 83 games for the American League champion Texas Rangers in 2011. In 10 major league seasons, Chavez has batted .274/.313/.373 for six teams and appeared in the playoffs twice, in 2006 with the New York Mets and 2011 with Texas.

“Endy is a tremendous defender and gives us needed depth in the outfield,” said Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette. “He is a veteran player whose left-handed bat will give us options off the bench.”

The Orioles 40-man roster is now full.

3 Comments For This Post

  1. unitastoberry Says:

    Over the hill gang rides again.

  2. James Says:

    Yep we are building the best AAA team in the AL EAST

  3. Josh Says:

    Only the orioles can make signing a guy who is on his 7th team in 10 years to a one year deal worth a press release.

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