PHOENIX -- A person with knowledge of the situation says Eric Chavez has reached an agreement to re-sign with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The 36-year-old third baseman reportedly had been courted by several other teams but decided to return to Arizona on a one-year deal.
The person who confirmed the agreement asked not to be identified because Chavez has not signed the contract. The agreement was first reported by cbssports.com.
Chavez hit .281 with nine home runs and 44 RBIs in 80 games with Arizona last season. It was his first year in the National League after 13 major league seasons in the AL with Oakland and the New York Yankees.