Gibson: ‘Chavez is a great addition to our team’

Dec 5, 2012, 10:24 PM | Updated: 11:48 pm

The Arizona Diamondbacks have come to an agreement with former All-Star third baseman Eric Chavez.

Speaking with Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson confirmed, pending a physical, the gold glove third baseman will be making the move to Phoenix. With the deal all but assured, Chavez will become the second veteran player signed to the D-backs in the last 24 hours. Outfielder Eric Hinske agreed to a one year deal with Arizona on Tuesday.

“I know [Chavez] is a worker. Our interest in Eric, Hinske and Chavez, is that they’re veteran guys,” Gibson said, noting their comfort with hitting in high leverage situations. “But for our situational hitting, they’re guys that know how to do that and can be counted on to do that and beyond what they can do individually, I think it’s just a great addition to our team.”

Gibson said Chavez will play a major role for the team in 2013.

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