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Technically, Chavez still qualifies as a Latino

Endy Chavez was still accepting congratulations today, although many teammates weren't certain precisely what they were congratulating him for.

On Monday, Mike Sweeney and the team held a ceremony for Chavez having earndd his American citizenship - during which Sweeney and others teased him that he was no longer a Latino.

Turns out, it was his residency, not a change of citizenship - Chavez had been issued a green card.

"And I can't even have that yet," he said.

As for the clubhouse ceremony?

"It was a lot of fun," Chavez said.