According to a report by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports on Tuesday, the Nationals are one of seven teams interested in veteran third baseman Eric Chavez.
Chavez played in 80 games for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2013 and hit .281 in 288 at-bats with nine home runs, 44 RBI and 28 runs scored. The Angeleno had 19 walks and 45 strikeouts for a .332 on-base percentage and compiled a .478 slugging percentage.
Chavez just turned 36, and has played 16 MLB seasons. He has a career batting average of .268 in 5,449 at-bats over 1,571 games, with 257 home runs, 894 RBI and 810 runs scored to go with an .810 OPS.
Additionally, Chavez has a career fielding percentage of .970 at third base with a range factor of 2.70. He won six consecutive AL Gold Gloves at the 'hot corner', from 2001 to 2006.
Chavez earned $3 million in a one-year deal with Arizona for the 2013 season, according to Cot's Baseball Contracts.