Chavez Still on Dodgers Radar
Eric Chavez has been on the Dodgers radar since the Winter Meetings and the club is contemplating working him out. Chavez told the San Francisco Chronicle that he feels healthy enough to hold a workout and show scouts that his chronic back and shoulder problems are healed.
Chavez, a 33-year-old six-time Gold Glove third baseman, said he will work out for the Dodgers Jan. 20, although industry sources have indicated that is not a certainty. Chavez hasn’t played more than 90 games in a season since 2006.
If healthy, he could provide an alternative at third base to Casey Blake, be a right-handed pinch-hitter or a back-up corner infielder, although he’s played only two games at first base.
The Chronicle reported that Chavez has two other private workouts lined up with American League clubs. The AL teams aren’t named.
– Ken Gurnick