Friday, August 10, 2012
Chavez, 34, has a history of injuries, so Yankees Manager Joe Girardi has limited his time as much as possible. When Rodriguez was injured, the idea was to have Chavez and the right-handed Jayson Nix platoon at third base. The Yankees also acquired Casey McGehee to play some at third, although he has not done particularly well.
So Girardi has had to play Chavez more than expected. On Wednesday, McGehee played third and Chavez was the designated hitter. Chavez said he was supposed to get a full day off, but Girardi asked him to D.H. to keep his hot bat in the lineup. Chavez, of course, agreed.
With Toronto throwing three lefties this weekend, I’m guessing we won’t see Chavez much, which is probably good for his health, but not so good for the team. We’re now two weeks into Alex Rodriguez’s injury, which probably means at least three more weeks without him, so hopefully the Yankees can continue to weather that storm for a bit longer.
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