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Halo Headlines: Chavez joins front office, Butcher favored by D’Backs

The October 28, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Eric Chavez getting hired as a special assistant to the GM, Mike Butcher getting close to locking down a new job, and more… The Story: Eric Chavez hired as special assistant to GM MWAH Says: Eppler can’t poach any of the big-name scouts from the Yankees because they’re all still under contract, but apparently...
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October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Six-time Gold Glover Eric Chavez joins Angels' front office

Eric Chavez has joined new GM Billy Eppler's staff in Anaheim.  Mark J. Rebilas USA TODAY SportsEric Chavez spent 13 years of his 17-year MLB career in the AL West as a member of the Oakland Athletics, and he's now returned to the division. The Los Angeles Angels have brought him on as a special assistant to new GM Billy Eppler, as reported by Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles...
Via Fox Sports
October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Chavez could be a part-time A’s broadcaster this season

Long-time Oakland Athletics third baseman Eric Chavez could end up back with the team in a new position – broadcaster. Chavez and the team are discussing a commitment for him to call 20 games in 2015, and I assume he’ll be replacing Shooty Babbitt, who did 20 games last season. In 2012 and 2013, Scott Hatteberg worked 20 games as a part-time broadcaster with the A’s. One odd...
Via Awful Announcing
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Eric Chavez retires after battling knee injury

Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Eric Chavez has decided to retire after another injury-plagued season. Nick Piecoro of AZCentral Sports tweeted the news on Thursday afternoon:Dbacks veteran Eric Chavez, who has battled knee problems all season, is retiring.— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) July 30, 2014Chavez had not played since June 8th, and last started a game on June 1st....
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs' Chavez announces retirement, ending illustrious 17-year career

Veteran infielder Eric Chavez announced his retirement Wednesday, ending a 17-year career. Chavez, 36, was on the disabled list with a knee injury that troubled him during his two seasons with the Diamondbacks and is forfeiting more than $1 million in salary by retiring now rather than the end of the season. Chavez spent the first 13 seasons with the Oakland Athletics, for whom he...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Chavez in it to win it

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Thirty-four-year-old Steve Finley was the last of the Diamondbacks' great free-agent wave in the winter of 1998, and he signed with a clear vision of the future. "I want to win now," said Finley, who followed Randy Johnson, Todd Stottlemyre, Greg Swindell, Greg Colbrunn and Armando Reynoso into the desert. "I'm not a 22-year-old who's going to play another 10...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks reportedly reach deal with free-agent 3B Chavez

Eric Chavez has reached an agreement to re-sign with the Arizona Diamondbacks, a person with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday. The 36-year-old third baseman reportedly had been courted by several other teams but decided to return to Arizona on a one-year deal. Chavez has had his home in nearby Scottsdale for several years. The person who confirmed the agreement asked not...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

AP Source: Chavez agrees to re-sign with Arizona

A person with knowledge of the situation says Eric Chavez has reached an agreement to re-sign with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 36-year-old third baseman reportedly had been courted by several other teams but decided to return to Arizona on a one-year deal. The person who confirmed the agreement asked not to be identified because Chavez has not signed the contract. The agreement...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Veteran Chavez to return to the D-backs in 2014

PHOENIX -- Veteran free agent Eric Chavez has agreed to return to the Diamondbacks for the 2014 season, two sources with knowledge of the negotiations said Wednesday afternoon.Chavez will be the top reserve at third base and first base in 2014 following a year in which he averaged an RBI every 5.2 at-bats, second on the D-backs to Paul Goldschmidt among regular contributors.Chavez...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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