Endy Chavez opts out of contract, released by Mariners

3 Comments

Endy Chavez has opted out of his minor-league contract with the Mariners, who released the veteran outfielder at his request.

Chavez appeared in 80 games for the Mariners last season, hitting .276 with two homers and a .688 OPS. That was actually his best production since 2011, but Seattle didn’t want him around in a bench role and he didn’t want to go to Triple-A.

At age 37 it’s tough to see Chavez getting a big-league offer for Opening Day.

Brewers move into tie with Nationals for first NL Wild Card

Quinn Harris/Getty Images
3 Comments

The Brewers, once left for dead after outfielder Christian Yelich suffered a season-ending injury, defeated the Pirates 4-3 on Sunday afternoon. That, paired with the Nationals’ 5-3 loss to the Marlins, moved them into a tie for the first NL Wild Card. The Brewers are 10-2 since Yelich’s injury.

During Sunday’s game, the Brewers brought a combined perfect game bid into the seventh inning. It ended when Gio González allowed a one-out single to Bryan Reynolds. The Brewers’ four runs came on two Eric Thames homers and an Orlando Arcia homer. The Pirates mounted a rally in the eighth inning, scoring three runs, but Josh Hader came in and slammed the door, getting the final four outs.

The Brewers end the season on a six-game road trip. They will face the Reds for three games before finishing out the schedule with three against the Rockies. The Cubs trail both the Brewers and Nationals by four games. The Mets are 4.5 games back while the Diamondbacks and Phillies are each 5.5 games behind.