The Kansas City Royals announced the club has signed outfielder Endy Chavez to a minor league contract for 2013. The Royals plan to announce the club’s Major League camp non-roster invitees at a later date. The Royals also signed veteran Miguel Tejada to a minor league contract with guarantees of making the major league roster.
The 34 year old Chavez made his debut in 2001 with Kansas City after the Royals selected him from the New York Mets organization in the 2000 Rule 5 Draft.
He is a career .269 hitter with 118 doubles, 32 triples, 26 home runs, 229 RBI, 341 runs and 100 stolen bases for the Royals (2001), Expos (2002-04), Nationals (2005), Phillies (2005), Mets (2006-08), Mariners (2009), Rangers (2011) and Orioles (2012).