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Eric Chavez | Third Baseman

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (40) / 12/7/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 1 (10) / OAK

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Eric Chavez has retired from baseball.
Chavez has battled a nagging knee issue this season and the 36-year-old has decided to hang it up rather than continue rehabbing. He won six Gold Gloves and was one of the better players in the AL during the early 2000s. Injuries wrecked a big chunk of his career, but he deserves credit for making it back to be a useful player for a few years before the injury bug ultimately did him in. "I'm very lucky," Chavez said Tuesday. "I just enjoyed competing and being on the field. There's nothing like winning at the major-league level." Wed, Jul 30, 2014 03:47:00 PM

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Diamondbacks transferred 3B Eric Chavez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears room on the 40-man roster for Nick Ahmed. Chavez, who is dealing with a sprained left knee, now won't be eligible to return until August.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 01:02:00 PM

Diamondbacks placed 3B Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left knee.

Chavez has been playing through the injury all season but had finally had enough. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 07:04:00 PM

Eric Chavez (knee) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

Chavez has been dealing with a left knee injury all season, so it's not a big surprise. The Diamondbacks have yet to make an official announcement on a move, but Will Harris has joined the team.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 05:56:00 PM

Eric Chavez has been dealing with a left knee injury all season.

Chavez felt something in the knee pop the day before the Diamondbacks' trip to Australia, and he's yet to experience any improvement. The ailment helps to explain why he's seen so little time at third base (with Martin Prado moving to left field) following Mark Trumbo's (foot) injury. The D'Backs will have a discussion with Chavez after Sunday's game to determine what to do next.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 02:25:00 PM

Eric Chavez is currently dealing with knee issues.

As a result, Chavez has only logged six at-bats over the past 11 days. The hope is that he'll be able to make a start at third base in the next week or so.
Thu, May 22, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Eric Chavez had an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

Getting a rare start, Chavez brought in the Diamondbacks' only run of the game with the double. The team mustered just three hits in the loss. The 36-year-old is hitting .217/.250/.522 with three RBI in a part-time role this season.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 08:37:00 PM

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.
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 05:50:00 PM

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'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

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C1Alex Avila
2Jeff Mathis
3John Ryan Murphy
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Ketel Marte
2Chris Owings
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Deven Marrero
3B1Jake Lamb
2Daniel Descalso
LF1Steven Souza
2Jarrod Dyson
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1David Peralta
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S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Taijuan Walker
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
7Matt Koch
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Boxberger
2Archie Bradley
3Yoshihisa Hirano
4Andrew Chafin
5Jorge De La Rosa
6Fernando Salas
7T.J. McFarland
8Silvino Bracho
9Randall Delgado