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Chavez wants to play next season

Brian Cashman got a voicemail from Eric Chavez’s agent this afternoon, and the message was simple: Chavez wants to play.

After considering retirement, it seems Chavez would like to give baseball another shot, and his agent is obviously checking in with the Yankees to gauge interest.

“Depends on our payroll situation (and) what he’s looking for,” Cashman said.

In the next breath Cashman added: “I loved everything about him.”

Injuries are an obvious concern with Chavez, and he’s no longer a dynamic, middle-of-the-order bat, but he’s an experienced veteran at a position where the Yankees could use some depth behind Alex Rodriguez. The Yankees have Eduardo Nunez who could backup at third base, but Cashman said he prefers to let Brandon Laird play everyday in third base rather than come off the bench in the big leagues.

Chavez could fit, if the price is right.

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Posted by on November 16, 2011.

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