|Chavez heads to K.C. (US Presswire)|
Chavez, 34, can play all three outfield spots and appears to be headed for a competition with Jarrod Dyson for the Royals' fourth-outfielder role, backing up Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and Jeff Francoeur.
Chavez hit .203/.236/.278 with two homers, 12 RBI, six doubles and three steals in just 169 plate appearances last season. But he hit .301 with 10 steals in limited duty in 2011.