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Reports: Orioles sign Endy Chavez

Posted on: December 18, 2011 6:50 pm
Edited on: December 19, 2011 9:46 am
 
By Matt Snyder

The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to sign free agent outfielder Endy Chavez, several different outlets are reporting (MASN.com). The New York Daily News reports the deal is for one year.

Chavez, 33, hit .301/.323/.426 for the Rangers last season in limited duty (274 plate appearances). He also had 10 stolen bases. The Orioles will mark Chavez's seventh team in 11 seasons.

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New Baltimore general manager Dan Duquette had said earlier this offseason that a left-handed outfield bat was a need, as Felix Pie -- who has signed with the Indians -- just wasn't cutting it. Chavez is a lefty and a definite upgrade over Pie.

Chavez could even land some significant playing time for the O's. Obviously Nick Markakis and Adam Jones are firmly entrenched in right and center field, respectively, but Nolan Reimold is slotted as the left fielder. Reimold has good power, but inconsistency has plagued him the past two years. In fact, he didn't even make the team out of spring last year. He had a really good September, but who knows if that continues. With Chavez, the Orioles have a potential platoon-mate (Reimold is right-handed) or even insurance to take over. If Reimold does hit well all season and remain the starter, Chavez is a fine fourth outfielder.

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Comments

Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Reports: Orioles sign Endy Chavez

Plus we've got 6 new statues.....that should help win some games too



Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: December 19, 2011 11:29 am
 

Reports: Orioles sign Endy Chavez

We can't forget the good old days! Thats all we have.
Go O's 



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2011 8:54 am
 

Reports: Orioles sign Endy Chavez

Orioles fans... getting excited yet? 



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: December 18, 2011 11:51 pm
 

Reports: Orioles sign Endy Chavez

Baltimore.....The Texas Rangers scrap heap.



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: December 18, 2011 9:57 pm
 

Reports: Orioles sign Endy Chavez

O's rhyme with doze.  Sad, oh so sad......



Since: Mar 4, 2009
Posted on: December 18, 2011 7:53 pm
 

Reports: Orioles sign Endy Chavez

This is really going to put the team over the top.  Now we may get 70 wins this year.



Since: Dec 19, 2010
Posted on: December 18, 2011 7:41 pm
 

Reports: Orioles sign Endy Chavez

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