"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."
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.