(TAMPA, Fla.) — The New York Yankees and infielder Eric Chavez have agreed to a one-year contract worth $900,000, with the opportunity to make an additional $3.05 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances.
The six-time Gold Glove winner batted .263 with two home runs and 26 RBIs in 58 games last season for the Bronx Bombers. He missed nearly three months with a left foot fracture.
The 34-year-old Chavez was originally drafted by the Oakland Athletics with the 10th overall pick in the 1996 First-Year Player Draft. During his 14-year Major League career, Chavez has hit .267 with 232 homers and 813 RBIs.
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Jill Martin, CNN