David Chavarria

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Biographical Information[edit]

David Chavarria peaked at AA then went into coaching. He is the son of major leaguer Ossie Chavarria.

Undrafted out of high school, David Chavarria began his professional career with the Texas Rangers chain. He was 0-6 with a 4.25 ERA for the 1991 GCL Rangers. He tied Pedro Pablo Belmonte and one other pitcher for the Gulf Coast League lead in defeats; the other two hurlers at least won a game. In '92, he was 2-7 with a 6.27 ERA for the Butte Copper Kings, walking 30 in 47 1/3 IP. He was one shy of the Pioneer League lead in losses. He missed 1993 due to shoulder problems.

In 1994, Chavarria was 0-1 with a 2.60 ERA for the Hudson Valley Renegades but walked 17 in 17 innings. The next year, he went 3-5 with six saves and a 3.92 ERA for the Charleston RiverDogs, averaging over a strikeout per inning. His 52 appearances were second on the squad.

David was 1-6 with 7 saves and a 3.09 ERA for the 1996 Charlotte Rangers, then 3-6 with two saves and a 4.50 ERA for the 1997 Arkansas Travelers in the St. Louis Cardinals chain. He missed '98 with injury then signed with the San Francisco Giants system for 1999, going 0-3 with a 7.54 ERA and 2.03 WHIP between two stops. Overall, he had gone 9-34 with 15 saves and a 4.58 ERA in the pro ranks.

Retiring as a player, Chavarria became a pitching coach in the Texas Rangers' organization. He worked with the 2001-2002 GCL Rangers, then the 2003-2004 Spokane Indians. In 2005-2006, he was with the Bakersfield Blaze. He was assistant pitching coordinator in the Rangers system in 2007, then returned to Bakersfield from 2008-2010 and Spokane once again in 2011. Chavarria moved to the Milwaukee Brewers chain as pitching coach of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in 2012-2013, Brevard County Manatees in 2014-2016, Carolina Mudcats in 2017, and Biloxi Shuckers in 2018.

Sources include 2010 Rangers Media Guide