Aug. 6, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Arizona Diamondbacks batter Eric Chavez hits an RBI double in the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Free Agency: Eric Chavez re-signs with the Arizona Diamondbacks

At one point in his career, infielder Eric Chavez was one of the American League’s hottest hitters with the Oakland Athletics.

His offensive production fell after the 2006 season as it was the last time he would reach 20 home runs but came pretty close with the New York Yankees in 2012. Moving onto Arizona, Chavez was hoping to get his career back on track but only appeared in 80 games with the D-Backs.

Chavez hit nine home runs and drove in 44 RBI’s on a batting line of .281/.332/.478. Apparently that was good enough for the Diamondbacks as they’ve decided to re-sign Chavez for the 2014 season, according to their official Twitter account.

The financial details of the contract have not been released, but I’m guessing it could be anywhere between $1.25 million on up to $2 million for the year. He’ll more than likely become a back up at both first and third base next year.

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