It’s official: Eric Chavez is back

2012 Season Preview: Fighting Father Time
Girardi announces early Spring Training rotation

Update (4:58pm ET): Via the AP, Chavez can earn another $3.05M in incentives. He’ll get $50k for 75 PA, $100k each for 100 and 150 PA, $200k each for 200 and 250 PA, $300k each for 300 and 350 PA, $400k each for 400 and 450 PA, and $500k each for 500 and 550 PA.

3:30pm ET: The Yankees have officially re-signed Eric Chavez to a one-year deal, the team announced. Reports from last week indicate that the contract is worth $900k plus incentives. Chavez, 34, obviously passed his physical for the deal to become official, but it was more than routine given his injury history. He’ll back up both corner infield spots, serve as the primary left-handed pinch-hitter, and fill the designated in-season DL slot.

In a corresponding move, the Yankees placed David Aardsma on the 60-day DL. They currently have 39 players on the 40-man roster with Joba Chamberlain remaining a 60-day DL candidate. Pedro Feliciano was 60-day DL’ed to make room for Raul Ibanez last week.

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2012 Season Preview: Fighting Father Time
Girardi announces early Spring Training rotation
  • AC

    U see they moved Aardsma to 60 day. But still under by 1 on 40 man. Has to be reason they are leaving it open with only 39.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Please list your irresponsible 40th man rumor below:

      Start with BARRY BONDS or something.

      • BK2ATL

        They’re leaving a spot open (along with tickets) for Elvis Presley….

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        My vote goes to Burt Reynolds, only if he agrees to bring back his twitter account.

      • DM

        I think I know it will be. I’ll start the chant now.

        Ree-gie! Ree-GIE!! REE-GIE!!!

      • Midland TX

        Come on. You know it’s “Uh-Oh!” Sergio.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Ooof, I read the title of this post and thought Eric hurt his back…

    • Slu

      Don’t worry. That headline will come eventually.

      • Bill

        Win.

  • Phil

    Should’ve kept Brackman if we had this much room on the 40 man

    • DM

      Not for 1.5mil.

    • http://thegreedypinstripes.blogspot.com/ Bryan V

      This comment is almost as ridiculous as the idea of signing Elvis Presley to take the last spot on the roster. Unfortunately I’m not sure this comment was said jokingly like the Presley one.