Chavez agrees to minor league deal with Rangers
Outfielder Endy Chavez has agreed to a minor league contract
with the Texas Rangers that includes an invitation to spring
Chavez is recovering from knee surgery last July and is not
expected to be fully healthy for the start of the regular season.
He played 54 games for Seattle last year before tearing the ACL in
his right knee when he collided with shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt
when both were chasing a popup in short left field on June 19.
Monday’s deal gives the Rangers 15 non-roster players for spring
Chavez batted .273 and stole nine bases last season. He has
played all three outfield spots in his nine major league seasons
with Kansas City, Montreal, Washington, Philadelphia, the New York
Mets and Seattle.