Eric Chavez, on the disabled list since June 9th with a knee problem, has announced his retirement. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ third baseman who played in 44 games in 2014, just could not make any sustained progress from persistent soreness that had him being transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL at the end of June.
A six-time Gold Glover, Chavez spent 2013 with the D’backs after two seasons with the New York Yankees. His biggest success came as a member of the Oakland A’s where he spent the first 13 years of his career. He enjoyed four 100 RBI seasons with the A’s and was the starting third baseman on five playoff teams. He slugged 260 home runs and drove in a total of 902 runs in 17 seasons. Chavez’s career slash line ended at .268/.342/.475. Injuries robbed him of his spectacular play as he appeared in 100 games only once over the past years.
We wish Eric Chavez the best in his future endeavors.