Baltimore Orioles sign Endy Chavez

Updated: December 20, 2011, 11:36 PM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Free-agent outfielder Endy Chavez has agreed to a $1.5 million, one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles.

The move was announced Tuesday.

An experienced and dependable fill-in, Chavez batted .301 with five homers and 27 RBIs in 83 games for the AL champion Texas Rangers last season.

Dan Duquette, the Orioles' new executive vice president of baseball operations, says Chavez is a "tremendous defender" who gives the team "needed depth" in the outfield. Chavez can ...

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