Description: MLB.com reports that the Rangers signed Chavez to a minor league contract on Monday.
Insight: Chavez played in only 54 games last season before injuring his knee and undergoing surgery. He hit .273 with two home runs and 13 RBI over that span. (SportsBuff.com)
6/22/2009 9:44:00 AM
Description: Chavez will miss the rest of the season after tearing multiple ligaments in his knee after colliding with Yuniesky Betancourt.
Insight: Chavez was hitting .293 with nine steals as a piece of the Mariner outfield. He may not be ready for Spring Training next year, according to the AP. (SportsBuff.com)
1/24/2009 3:49:00 PM
Description: Managed Don Wakamatsu told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that Chavez is the leading candidate to start in left field.
Insight: Chavez starting could be an indicator of another long year in Seattle. The weak hitting outfielder did steal 32 bases once upon a time (2004 with Montreal). He has spent the last three years as a reserve with the Mets. (SportsBuff.com)