Eric Chavez joins the Yankees as special assignment scout

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Eric Chavez announced his retirement last month after 17 seasons in the majors, but he’s staying in baseball: Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that Chavez has joined the Yankees as a special assignment scout.

Chavez played for the Yankees in 2011 and 2012, hitting .274 with a .783 OPS in a part-time role.

After emerging as one of the best all-around third basemen in baseball early in his career injuries derailed Chavez, but he settled in as a solid role player and was an above-average hitter into his mid-30s.