Chavez re-signs with Yankees

Eric Chavez has reached agreement on a one-year big league contract with the Yankees, MLB.com has confirmed. The signing has not been officially announced because Chavez must first pass a physical.

Chavez’s signing was first reported by CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Chavez, 34, batted .263 with two homers and 26 RBIs in 58 games for the Yankees last season. He figures to see action mostly as a backup for Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira at third and first bases, respectively.

With this signing, the Yankees are likely done adding players before position players report to camp on Friday. New York’s 40-man roster is full, so there will be another paperwork move in the works to clear a spot. Since they could just put Joba Chamberlain or Pedro Feliciano on the 60-day disabled list, it’s not really anything to worry about.

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If Chavez can stay healthy, he could really give the Yanks some punch down the stretch. Worth the risk to get his bat and glove in the line up. Can’t wait for the season to start! Go Yanks!

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Chances are that Chavez will break down before All-Star break as he did last year or worse in the second half. He just hasn’t been able to stay healthy for an entire season for years.

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No. A-Rod will break down before the All Star game & need more of that blood spining voo doo.

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Cashman has done a fine job of putting together this roster. Chavez was last piece in puzzle. I feel better about this Yankee team than many in past. Now—–can they avoid the big injuries?

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