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Eric Chavez | Third Baseman

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (36) / 12/7/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Eric Chavez went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run against the Cubs on Thursday.
Chavez, 36, returned to the Diamondbacks over the winter and projects to be a backup corner infielder in 2014. He would be second-in-command behind Martin Prado at third and Paul Goldschmidt at first. Chavez has been productive over the last two seasons, posting an .829 OPS almost exclusively against right-handed pitching. Feb 27 - 5:50 PM

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Diamondbacks re-signed INF Eric Chavez to a one-year contract.

There's no word on the financials of the deal. Chavez has revitalized his career over the past two seasons batting .281/.341/.488 with 25 homers in 567 plate appearances. It's not a great spot for him, as he'll be a backup at third and first base, but Chavez preferred to stay close to his Phoenix home.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 02:20:00 PM

Eric Chavez has re-signed with the Diamondbacks, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

The 36-year-old, given up for dead years ago, has revitalized his career over the past two seasons with the Diamondbacks and Yankees. Since 2012, he's slashed 281/.341/.488 with 25 homers in 567 plate appearances. Chavez attracted league-wide interest on the open market, but he preferred to stay close to his Phoenix home. He'll back up both corner infield spots in 2014.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 03:12:00 PM

MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez says re-signing Eric Chavez has "become a priority" for the Diamondbacks.

But the veteran infielder is also drawing interest from several other clubs -- including the Rangers, Yankees, Marlins and Rays -- so it might take more than Arizona is willing to give. Chavez hit .281/.332/.478 with nine home runs and 44 RBI in 80 games this past season for the Diamondbacks. He turned 36 years old on December 7.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 10:45:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Marlins are interested in Eric Chavez.

They join seven other clubs in pursuit of the third baseman. The bad news for the Marlins is that Chavez is looking to join a contender, and the Fish probably can't top other offers, anyway. The Rangers, Rays, Pirates, Yankees, Nationals, Diamondbacks and Braves are also interested in Chavez.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 10:41:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Rangers, Rays, Pirates, Yankees, Nationals, Diamondbacks and Braves are among the teams who have expressed interest in Eric Chavez.

A return to New York could be complicated by the team's recent addition of Kelly Johnson. Chavez earned $3 million this past season with the Diamondbacks while hitting .281/.332/.478 with nine home runs and 44 RBI in 80 games. The high level of interest in a weak market for corner infielders should net him a nice contract.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 01:23:00 PM

Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers "sounds OK" waiting on free agent third baseman Eric Chavez to decide where he wants to play, according to The Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro.

Chavez signed a one-year, $3 million contract with Arizona last winter and went on to hit .281/.332/.478 with nine home runs and 44 RBI in 80 games. Those numbers have ensured multiple suitors this winter, but Chavez most wants to win, according to Towers, and is monitoring Arizona's off-season moves.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 07:39:00 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Yankees, Angels and Diamondbacks are pursuing Eric Chavez.

Chavez signed a one-year, $3 million contract with Arizona last winter and went on to hit .281/.332/.478 with nine home runs and 44 RBI in 80 games. His durability remains a question mark, but the veteran infielder might be able to land a multi-year deal this time around.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 11:43:00 AM

Diamondbacks activated 3B Eric Chavez from the 15-day disabled list.

Chavez has dealt with knee and hip issues dating back before the All-Star break, but he's finally ready to give it a go. He's batted .299/.343/.526 this season and will play third base pretty regularly against right-handed pitching.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 06:29:00 PM

Eric Chavez (knee, hip) has been cleared for a rehab assignment.

Chavez is currently with the Diamondbacks' rookie-league affiliate and will likely only need a few games before being activated. He's eligible to return from the DL on Sunday and should rejoin the team for their upcoming homestand next week.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 09:00:00 AM

Eric Chavez (knee, hip) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on August 25, the first day he's eligible.

Chavez went on the DL with a sore left knee, but he's been dealing with hip stiffness for over a month. "We'll plan on 15 days and hope that's all it takes," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "He's getting better."
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 12:02:00 AM

Diamondbacks placed 3B Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 10, with a left knee strain.

Chavez has also dealt with hip stiffness over the last month. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Matt Davidson has been recalled to help out at third base.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 02:19:00 PM

Eric Chavez went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI against the Rays on Wednesday.

Chavez got the start at DH in the interleague tilt and responded, taking Jeremy Hellickson deep for a two-run homer in the third inning. It was his ninth home run in 174 at-bats this year, and he's been getting more playing time at third base in recent weeks due to his hot bat. The 35-year-old is hitting .305/.353/.546 this season but isn't a mixed league option barring injury to one of the D'backs regulars.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 11:24:00 PM

Eric Chavez went 2-for-4 with a triple, three RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's blowout win against the Cubs.

Chavez said Saturday that his right hip stiffness is feeling better, and he showed it in legging out his second three-bagger of the season. Prior to this evening, the veteran third baseman hadn't started a game since July 8 due to the ailment. Chavez has been a productive fantasy provider when healthy, batting .303 with seven homers and 32 RBI over 152 at-bats.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 01:29:00 AM

Eric Chavez said Saturday that his right hip stiffness is feeling much better.

Chavez hasn't started a game since July 8 due to the ailment, but it sounds like he'll be back in the lineup soon. "I feel about as close to 100 percent as I’m going to feel," he said.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 09:07:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Aaron Hill
SS1Chris Owings
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Martin Prado
2Eric Chavez
LF1Mark Trumbo
2Cody Ross
CF1A.J. Pollock
RF1Gerardo Parra
2Tony Campana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Brandon McCarthy
2Wade Miley
3Trevor Cahill
4Bronson Arroyo
5Josh Collmenter
6Daniel Hudson
7Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Addison Reed
2J.J. Putz
3Brad Ziegler
4Oliver Perez
5Mike Bolsinger
6Joe Thatcher
7Randall Delgado
8Matt Reynolds
9Ryan Rowland-Smith
10David Hernandez