Hmmm, the “Eric Chavez is coming back” stories are early this year . . .
This is not a repeat from last year. Or the year before. Or the year before that. Or really any year after 2006:
I guess you could give him a non-roster invite, play him for nine innings in every single spring training game from the time they begin until the end of March, and then, if he hasn’t ‘asploded yet, maybe offer him a bench job. But really, I think everyone has been around this block enough times to where even that is pushing it a bit.