TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Eric Chavez and the New York Yankees have finalized a $900,000, one-year contract that allows the backup infielder to earn $3.05 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances.
The 34-year-old, a six-time Gold Glove winner, hit .263 with two homers and 26 RBIs last year, starting 33 games at third and playing a bit at first. He broke a bone in his left foot on May 5 after just 17 games and didn’t return until July 26.
Chavez would make $50,000 for 75 plate appearances, $100,000 each for 100 and 150, $200,000 apiece for 200 and 250, $300,000 each for 300 and 350, $400,000 apiece for 400 and 450 and $500,000 each for 500 and 550.
New York also placed right-hander David Aardsma on the 60-day disabled list Monday.