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Orioles Purchase Chavez' Contract

February 1, 2013 - American Association (AA) El Paso Diablos

EL PASO, TX - The El Paso Diablos have sold the contract of C Zane Chavez to the Baltimore Orioles organization. Chavez will report to minor league spring training with the Orioles in March. Chavez is the second Diablo player to have his contract purchased by Baltimore since the season ended in September.

Chavez, 26, was traded to El Paso from Grand Prairie in July of the 2012 season, and made an immediate impact as the starting catcher for the team. In his 37 games behind the plate, Chavez recorded a .336 batting average, 143 at bats, 18 runs, 48 hits, and 22 runs batted in. The San Diego native played an integral role in the Diablos' second half play-off run as the South Division leaders.

The Diablos 2013 season kicks off May 16th against the Amarillo Sox at Cohen Stadium, and wraps home games on August 25th with the Sioux City Explorers, and officially ends the season on the road in Gary SouthShore with the RailCats. With returning American Association Manager of the Year, Tim Johnson, at the helm, the Diablos are sure to make the most out of their 100-game schedule. Promotions will include Fireworks Fridays, Quartermania Sundays, $1 Beer Thursdays, Military Nights, character appearances, and FREE Saturdays. Discounted Season Ticket, Weekend Ticket, and Flex Pack Ticket Specials are on sale now for the 2013 season. For more information on these or on our upcoming season, please visit diablos.com or call (915)755-2000.

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