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Orioles weighing options for Chavez

Orioles weighing options for Chavez

Orioles weighing options for Chavez
BALTIMORE -- The Orioles continued to weigh trade possibilities for outfielder Endy Chavez, but manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday there's a chance the veteran stays in the organization and opts to play at Triple-A Norfolk.

"We and [Chavez] are considering if things don't work out for him somewhere else, whether he or we [could see] him playing in Norfolk," said Showalter, who was careful to dance around the confidential waiver-wire process.

"Somebody from our front office was gauging our interest as a coaching staff of him. So we did, there was word on Endy today."

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Chavez would have to opt to stay in the organization if he clears waivers, given his service time as an 11-year veteran. Showalter said if that is the case, Chavez would be "at worst" a September call-up for an Orioles club fighting for a playoff spot.

An offseason free-agent signing, Chavez hit just .190 with a .222 on-base percentage in 47 games and has made two separate trips to the disabled list.

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