Endy Chavez signs one-year deal with Baltimore

Endy Chavez signed a one-year deal with the Orioles, according to Jon Morosi of FoxSports.com. He will earn $1.5 million in 2012 with the potential to earn another $500,000 in performance bonuses.

The Mets reportedly met with the agents for Chavez at the Winter Meetings in Dallas, although Andy Martino of the Daily News says it became less likely the Mets would sign Chavez after acquiring OF Andres Torres from the Giants.

In 83 games for the Rangers in 2011, Chavez hit .301 with a .323 on base percentage with five home runs and 27 RBI and 10 stolen bases.


Michael Baron: I don’t understand why Chavez wouldn’t be needed just because Torres was acquired. I thought Endy was a very good fit for the Mets no matter who’s in center. He could have served as an outstanding late inning, defensive replacement and quality depth off the bench. He is the kind of player, who – while not necessarily flashy – does the little things right, which is something this team didn’t do a good job at in 2011.