Outfielder Endy Chávez swims to Bridgeport for 2016 season
(Bridgeport, Conn. – March 8, 2016) – The Bridgeport Bluefish today announced the signing of 13-year MLB veteran Endy Chávez.
“Endy is one of those guys that you never want to have to play against, but love to have on your own team,” says Bluefish Manager Luis Rodriguez. “He brings a tremendous amount of experience to this ball club. We are excited to have him with us and expect to see great things from him this season.”
Endy Chávez comes to Bridgeport for his first season in the Atlantic League and 19th of professional baseball. He last played in 2014 with the Seattle Mariners and their Triple-A affiliate, Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League. That year in the MLB, the outfielder played in 80 games and collected a .276 batting average with two home runs, 23 RBI, and 22 runs scored.
Chávez made his professional debut in 1997 after being signed by the New York Mets as an undrafted free agent. During his 13 years in the big leagues, he played for the Kansas City Royals (’01), Montreal Expos (’02-‘04), Washington Nationals (’05), Philadelphia Phillies (’05), New York Mets (’06-’08), Seattle Mariners (’09, ’13-’14), Texas Rangers (’11), and Baltimore Orioles (’12). In 1,151 Major League games, he collected a .270 batting average with 30 home runs, 266 RBI, 285 runs scored, and 106 stolen bases. He is best known for his spectacular over-the-wall catch during Game 7 of the 2006 National League Championship Series while he was with the Mets.
In 630 career minor league games, Endy has a .301 batting average with 11 home runs, 217 RBI, 417 runs scored, and 141 stolen bases.
The Bridgeport Bluefish are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. For further information, call 203-210-BLUE (2583) or visit BridgeportBluefish.com.