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PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks and infielder Eric Chavez finalized a 3 million, one-year contract Saturday.
The 35-year-old Chavez hit .281 with 16 homers in 278 at-bats last season for the New York Yankees, playing first and third base and at designated hitter.
Chavez was a six-time Gold Glove third baseman with Oakland before injuries sidelined him for significant time for several years. But he found success in a limited role with New York, seeing more playing time after Alex Rodriguez broke his hand in late July.
Chavez, who lives in the Phoenix area, will likely serve in a reserve role for Arizona, which has Chris Johnson at third base and Paul Goldschmidt at first.
In 1,491 games with Oakland and New York, Chavez has a .267 average with 248 home runs and 850 RBIs.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks, seeking to increase their rotation depth, reached agreement Friday with right-hander Brandon McCarthy on a two-year contract, according to major-league sources.
The deal is worth $15.5 million, according to the Arizona Republic.
The deal, however, is pending a physical. And given McCarthy's chronic shoulder trouble, the physical is not a formality...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Diamondbacks and right-hander Brandon McCarthy agreed to a two-year, 15.5 million contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Friday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because McCarthy's deal was pending a physical. The physical will be especially important for McCarthy, who was Oakland's Opening Day starter last season...
The Arizona Diamondbacks were not afraid of Brandon McCarthy's head injury. To be fair, most teams weren't. His recovery has gone well and he is expected to be 100 percent healthy by the start of spring training. With that in mind, the Diamondbacks have helped reinforce their starting rotation - an area of need for the team - by signing McCarthy.
According to Nick...
The Arizona Diamondbacks took a step to potentially trading for Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera by signing starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy to a two-year deal, reportedly for $15.5 million. The deal is contingent on McCarthy passing a physical, which isn't exactly a slam dunk given his skull fracture in September. McCarthy's addition now gives the Diamondbacks eight major...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached an agreement with pitcher Brandon McCarthy on a two-year, $15.5 million contract, the Arizona Republic reported Friday. The right-handed McCarthy, 29, was 8-6 with a 3.24 ERA for the Oakland A's this past season. In seven major-league seasons, McCarthy is 35-37 with a 4.02 ERA.
According to John Gambadoro of 620 KTAR, Phoenix, the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a deal, pending physical, with right handed pitcher Brandon McCarthy. The deal is for two years according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports and for $15.5 million adds Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.
McCarthy, 29, went 8-6 with a 3.24 ERA, 3.76 FIP, 5.9 K/9, 2.0 BB/9 and 0.8 HR/9 in 111.0 innings...
Right-hander Brandon McCarthy and the Arizona Diamondbacks finalized their deal Tuesday on a $15.5 million, two-year contract. FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reported the parties had reached the agreement last week.
Oakland's opening day starter last season, McCarthy was hit in the right side of the head by a line drive off the bat of the Los Angeles Angels' Erick Aybar...