Found May 21, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
PHOENIX -- Josh Hamilton received the largest free-agent contract in average annual value last winter, and Zach Greinke was given the longest yearly commitment, but Eric Chavez is making a strong case as the most valuable bang-for-the-buck signee of the offseason. His numbers are that good. Chavez has worked his way into the cleanup spot in the Diamondbacks batting order over the last two weeks with production that calls to mind his remarkable days in Oakland in the early 2000s, when he was he was a regular in the MVP and Gold Glove conversations. Chavez is hitting .343 with five home runs, 19 RBIs and a .984 OPS, and the only reason he is not listed among the National League leaders is because he has done all that in just 109 plate appearances, about two-thirds as many as an everyday player. A broken hand suffered by second baseman Aaron Hill five weeks ago caused a position shuffle that led to more playing time for Chavez at third base, and it is safe to say that his performance...
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