Keppinger and Chavez off the board now, wake up cashman
The Diamondbacks have agreed to terms on a contract with Eric Chavez, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (via Twitter).
Chavez, ranked 49th on MLBTR's Top 50 Free Agents list, excelled in his bench role last season, spelling both Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira while seeing some time as the Yankees' designated hitter. Chavez, who turns 35 this week, posted a slash line of .281/.348/.496 with 16 home runs in 313 plate appearances.
The Red Sox and Yankees were among the other teams that had interest in Chavez.