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.