The New York Yankees are in talks with Eric Chavez, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Heyman suggests it would be a major-league deal if completed.
Chavez, 34, enters his 15th season, all but the last of which were spent with the Oakland Athletics. He's a career .267 / .342 / .474 hitter, but those numbers have been coming down in conjunction with limited playing time. Chavez hasn't played in more than 90 games in a season since 2007, and according to Andrew Marchand, was considering retirement before talks began with the Yankees:
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yankees are in talks with eric chavez now. would be major-league deal if it happens
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With Ibanez on board, Chavez is expected to be next. Chavez has made a lot & was considering retiring so extra dough is gravy.
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With Ibanez on board, the Yankees are still expected to push for Eric Chavez who could platoon as a LH DH as well along with playing backup to both 3B and 1B as he did last season.
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Yankees still want a lefty-hitting DH who can play some outfield - Ibanez is main target. Cashman says Chavez's return isn't a sure thing.