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Eric Chavez being courted by Dodgers, two others

Jan 5, 2011, 9:28 PM EDT

San Francisco Giants v Oakland Athletics

Eric Chavez is serious about wanting to return for a 13th professional season.

The oft-injured infielder told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle that he has a workout with the Dodgers on January 20 and will hold private workouts with two American League clubs later this month.

Chavez played in only 33 games last season, only eight in 2009 and just 23 in 2008, but he has been working out five days a week in Arizona and is telling reporters that he feels “great” physically.

The 33-year-old would probably have to settle for a minor league contract with a spring training invite.  He has expressed a desire to play in southern California, but he’ll likely go with the best opportunity that he can find.

  1. bigtrav425 - Jan 6, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    The tribe should take a gamble on him with a Incentive laden contract…we could use a stop gap at 3rd for a yr before our young guy is ready to take over

  2. xpensivewinos - Jan 6, 2011 at 1:20 AM

    At 50% health, this guy would be superior to that stiff Headley the Padres are rolling out there every day.

    How the Padres are not taking a flyer on this guy is beyond me.

    • quintjs - Jan 6, 2011 at 3:15 AM

      There is a 0% chance he can reach 50% health?

  3. cup0pizza - Jan 6, 2011 at 5:12 AM

    This guy is just the Dodgers’ style. A crappy player who is injured. I’m certain Ned Colletti is all over this.

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