Rumor: Eric Chavez still in play

It seems like a perfect fit, the Yankees need somebody to backup Alex Rodriguez at third base and Eric Chavez, who liked his time with them, still needs a job. Despite this there hasn’t been much back and forth between the two sides.

However, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com that the oft-injured third baseman could still join the team.

The Yankees could technically still use a backup infielder and a DH, but Chavez may be able to fill both roles, platooning with Andruw Jones and backing up A-Rod at the same time. However, his injury history resembles that of Nick Johnson so counting on him to do both may be a disaster waiting to happen.

Before injuries began taking their toll on him last season, Chavez had a .410 OBP and a .834 OPS. After the injuries he had a much more pedestrian .294 OBP and .633 OPS. If the Yankees signed him, hopefully they would have a backup plan too.

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4 Responses to Rumor: Eric Chavez still in play

  1. Tanned Tom says:

    Yeah, his injury history is just too much. Let's try someone else.

  2. Joe says:

    I'd sign him. We can use Nunez more this year as well.

  3. Mickeyd7 says:

    I would try to swap trade Burnett and, a young SP like Warren , Phelps, Mitchell plus a young IF say Nunez for the Mets David Wright. A change of scenary for both players would be good. Thie salaries are about the same and thee Mets can acquire a young SP plus Burnett and a IF player in Nunez. The Yankees get their bat and a guy you can back-up A-Rod at 3B.

  4. Mickeyd7 says:

    would try to swap trade Burnett and, a young SP like Warren , Phelps, Mitchell plus a young IF say Nunez for the Mets David Wright. A change of scenary for both players would be good. Thie salaries are about the same and thee Mets can acquire a young SP plus Burnett and a IF player in Nunez. The Yankees get their bat and a guy who can back-up A-Rod at 3B.