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The Kansas City Royals have signed outfielder Endy Chavez to a minor league contract and invited him to big league spring training.
The Royals announced the deal Monday.
The 34-year-old Chavez made his major league debut with the Royals in 2001. The fleet fielder hit .203 with two homers and 12 RBIs in 64 games for Baltimore last season, and played in four postseason games for the Orioles.
Chavez is a career .269 hitter with 26 homers, 229 RBIs and 100 stolen bases in 11 seasons with the Royals, the Montreal-Washington franchise, Philadelphia, the Mets, Seattle, Texas and the Orioles.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Royals today announced the club has signed outfielder Endy Chavez to a minor league contract for 2013. The Royals plan to announce the clubs Major League camp non-roster invitees at a later date.
Chavez, 34, is an 11-year Major League veteran. He made his debut in 2001 with Kansas City after the Royals selected him from the New York Mets organization...
The Kansas City Royals have already worked the big names on the free agent and trade market. Now they are looking at some of the less desirable names - the types of names that would be relevant seven or eight years ago. Names like Miguel Tejada and Endy Chavez.
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Outfielder Endy Chavez has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Kansas City Royals, CBSSports.com reported. Chavez, 34, hit .301 in 83 games with the Texas Rangers in 2011, but he hit just .203 in 64 games for the Baltimore Orioles in 2012. He also hit just .147 in 15 games at Triple-A in 2012.
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The San Francisco Giants are letting Wilson sort through all of his options, and have the door open for discussions with Wilson. It’s looking more, and more likely that Wilson...
Former AL MVP Miguel Tejada says he has reached a deal with the Kansas City Royals and is ready to return to the majors.
The 38-year-old infielder told The Associated Press that he has a one-year contract for $1.1 million and another $400,000 in performance bonuses.
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The Baltimore Orioles remain in the market for a veteran
starting pitcher, and they continue to be in contact with free agent
left-hander Joe Saunders, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports. Kubatko
adds that while there’ve been rumors to the contrary, the Orioles are not
interested in free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse.
Executive vice president Dan Duquette remains...
The Kansas City Royals have signed infielder Miguel Tejada to a minor-league deal, the team announced. Dionisio Soldevila of the Associated Press notes that the deal is worth $1.1mm with an additional $400k in performance bonuses and will become an Major league deal once a roster spot opens up.
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The Kansas City Royals have signed infielder Miguel Tejada to a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to spring training, ESPN Deportes reported Monday. Tejada, 38, will receive $1.1 million if he makes the club. Tejada was the American League MVP in 2002 and was an All-Star as recently as 2009. But he has not played in the Major Leagues since 2011, when he hit ...
Miguel Tejada signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals on Monday. Tejada last played in the majors in 2011 as a member of the San Francisco Giants.
The deal between Tejada and the Royals in a minor league deal which includes an invite to spring training. Tejada will have a decent chance to crack the Royals roster as infield depth should he provide a nice spring line...
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