Former major league third baseman
Chavez, 37, retired as a player after the 2014 season and spent 2015 as a special assistant under Yankees General Manager
His duties with the Angels will include on-field instruction during
Chavez did some scouting, evaluated Yankees minor league players and served as a part-time minor league instructor during the season. He also served as coach and instructor during spring training.
Chavez hit .268 with a .342 on-base percentage, .475 slugging percentage, 260 home runs, 902 runs batted in and won six Gold Glove Awards during his playing career, the first 13 years of which were spent in Oakland.
Chavez played two seasons (2011-12) with the Yankees, where he developed a relationship with Eppler, and his final two seasons (2013-14) with the Diamondbacks.
Eppler, who was named Angels GM on Oct. 4, is also in the process of replacing assistant GMs Scott Servais, who became the