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2014 Avg.
.222
 
Career Avg.
.268
Name  Eric Chavez
Born  12/7/1977
Height  6-1
Weight  210
Number  12
Position  3B
Bats  L
Throws  R
12/18/2013 4:33:00 PM
Description: The Diamondbacks were able to re-sign third baseman Eric Chavez on Wednesday. SOURCE: Jon Heyman, CBS Sports
Insight: It's believed to be a one-year deal though terms of the contract haven't been released yet. Chavez was a trendy pick in fantasy leagues last season after batting .303 in the first half, though he only managed to hit .241 the rest of the way. We'd expect some regression in 2014.
 
8/26/2013 7:14:00 PM
Description: The D'Backs have activated third baseman Eric Chavez from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Chavez got off to a hot start (.325 AVG in April/May) but injuries have cost him most of the last three months. The veteran is hitting cleanup Monday against the Padres.
 
8/11/2013 2:34:00 PM
Description: The Diamondbacks placed third baseman Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Chavez is dealing with knee and hip soreness, according to Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic. The D-Backs have called up their No. 2 prospect Matt Davidson from the minors.
 
7/18/2013 11:11:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Eric Chavez should be ready for the second half opener. He's been dealing with a stiff right hip.
Insight: Chavez pinch hit on Sunday and should be ready for duty in the second half. Starter Martin Prado is batting just .244 against right-handers, while Chavez is batting .315 with a .933 OPS against right-handers.
 
7/9/2013 9:12:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Eric Chavez was scratched from the lineup Tuesday due to right hip stiffness, according to MLB.com's Steve Gilbert.
Insight: The severity is unknown, but if Chavez was in the initial lineup this obviously isn't something he has been dealing with.
 
6/28/2013 6:46:00 PM
Description: The D'Backs have officially activated corner infielder Eric Chavez from the disabled list.
Insight: Chavez was out with a strained oblique. His .325 average through 38 games is the highest of his 16-year career.
 
6/19/2013 4:17:00 PM
Description: Arizona third baseman Eric Chavez (oblique) is expected to begin his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno early next week, Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said, according to Jack Magruder of FOXSportsArizona.com.
Insight: Chavez suffered a strained right oblique during an at-bat on May 30. He could be back by the end of this month.
 
6/1/2013 4:42:00 PM
Description: Arizona third baseman Eric Chavez' tests revealed a minor oblique tear, according to D-Backs' broadcaster Steve Berthiaume.
Insight: Chavez hurt his side during an at-bat in Thursday's game. He'll likely miss at least a month.
 
5/31/2013 11:42:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Eric Chavez has been diagnosed with a strained right oblique, according to Anthony Andro of FOXSportsSouthwest.com.
Insight: That was what we expected after he grabbed his side on a swing during his first at-bat. As he has his entire career, Chavez has crushed right-handers this season for a .340 average, seven homers and a 1.017 OPS. He has just 11 at-bats against lefties. He's been placed on the 15-day disabled list, but could need a little more time than two weeks to recover.
 
5/30/2013 4:31:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Eric Chavez has been diagnosed with a strained right oblique, according to Anthony Andro of FOXSportsSouthwest.com.
Insight: That was what we expected after he grabbed his side on a swing during his first at-bat. As he has his entire career, Chavez has crushed right-handers this season for a .340 average, seven homers and a 1.017 OPS. He has just 11 at-bats against lefties. He's likely to be placed on the disabled list.
 
Hot5/30/2013 2:29:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Eric Chavez left Thursday's game in the middle of his first at-bat. He appeared to injure his side.
Insight: It could be an oblique injury for the oft-injured veteran. As he has his entire career, Chavez has crushed right-handers this season for a .340 average, seven homers and a 1.017 OPS. He has just 11 at-bats against lefties.
 
Hot5/26/2013 7:07:00 PM
Description: In case you haven't been able to watch the late-night west coast action, D'Backs third baseman Eric Chavez has been swinging a hot bat.
Insight: Chavez hit a home run on Sunday, his seventh of the season to go along with a .333 batting average, 24 RBI and a stunning .975 OPS.
 
Hot5/17/2013 10:05:00 PM
Description: D'Backs third baseman Eric Chavez collected four hits Friday in a win over Miami.
Insight: That gives Chavez eight hits in his last three games. Chavez (.337, 5 HR, 18 RBI) is on pace for 69 RBI this season, which would be his highest total since 2006.
 
Hot5/15/2013 10:47:00 AM
Description: Arizona third baseman Eric Chavez is hitting .417 with a homer and eight RBI over his last 12 games.
Insight: Chavez went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and three RBI Wednesday against the Braves. He's hitting .310 this season and should be owned in all NL-only leagues.
 
4/5/2013 10:47:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Eric Chavez is doubtful for Friday's game against Milwaukee with a bruised right hand.
Insight: That's a shame because Chavez has had success against Milwaukee's Friday starter Kyle Lohse. In 14 at-bats, Chavez is batting .357 with a pair of homers and a 1.357 OPS.
 
12/5/2012 7:23:00 PM
Description: According to John Gambadora from 620 KTAR in Phoenix, the Diamondbacks and third baseman Eric Chavez have agreed to one-year, $3 million deal
Insight: There was speculation that Chavez could return to New York and man the fort at third base while Alex Rodriguez recovers from hip surgery but that never materialized. The soon-to-be 35-year-old smacked 16 homers for the Yankees in 2012 but finished the year on a sour note by going hitless during the postseason (0-for-16).
 
8/13/2012 10:02:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Eric Chavez went deep Monday for the fifth time in his last 10 games.
Insight: Chavez sat out the Yankees' weekend series because he reportedly did not feel well after starting four straight games from Aug. 6-9 (though he went 9-for-16 with two homers and five RBIs in those games). Chavez' 13 homers are his most since he hit 15 with the Athletics in 2007.
 
8/13/2012 10:14:00 AM
Description: Yankees third baseman Eric Chavez is questionable for Monday's game against Texas after sitting out the weekend. According to Yankees manager Joe Girardi, Chavez "hasn't felt great after playing those four days in a row." (Aug 6-9).
Insight: Chavez has done a nice job as a fill in for Alex Rodriguez, batting .289 with 12 HR and 29 RBI in 77 games.
 
8/11/2012 1:11:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Eric Chavez is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against Toronto.
Insight: Chavez has done a nice job as a fill in for Alex Rodriguez, batting .289 with 12 HR and 29 RBI in 77 games.
 
Hot8/8/2012 11:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Eric Chavez is hitting everything right now. Chavez went 2-for-4 with two RBIs Wednesday.
Insight: Chavez is 12-for-26 with three homers and eight RBIs in his last eight games and is hitting .284 with 11 homers and 28 RBIs on the season. He's still just an AL-only option, but he is relevant in fantasy for the first time in six years.
 

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