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The Arizona Diamondbacks were dealt a big blow on Sunday when third baseman Eric Chavez was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to stiff right hip and sore left knee.
While manager Kirk Gibson would have liked to keep Chavez in the lineup as long as possible, he knows the DL move was the team's wisest choice.
"He's a little older, as you know, and I try to play him as much as I
can while being smart about it. But
he's got multiple things going on and you can't play short, it's going
to be a little while."
As reported by Tyler Emerick of MLB.com, Chavez had already been dealing with the knee discomfort when the hip
flared up Friday. Gibson took Chavez out of the game as a
defensive replacement without knowing about the injury. It wasn't until after the game that the team trainer informed Gibson about the injury.
Chavez has been plagued with injury problems all season. He missed most of June with an oblique strain. Matt Davidson was called from Triple-A Reno to take the place of Chavez on the active roster.
Chavez has been limited to 62 games in his first season with the Diamondbacks. He is batting .299 with 9 home runs and 40 runs batted in. Last season with the Yankees, he batted .281 with 16 home runs, 37 rbi's, and 36 runs scored in 113 games. For his career, Chavez is a .269 hitter with 257 home runs and 890 rbi's.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed third baseman Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee strain.
It's his second stint on the DL. He was sidelined from May 31 to June 27 with a strained right side. The move Sunday was retroactive to Saturday.
Following Saturday night's loss to the New York Mets, the Diamondbacks optioned struggling right-handed reliever...
THAT'S A FIRST
Your browser does not support iframes. An ill-timed audio clip threw off Arizona Diamondbacks reliever J.J. Putz and caused him to throw a baseball directly into the ground during the ninth inning of Saturday night's game. Putz was in the middle of his delivery on the first pitch to New York Mets batter Justin Turner when the loud clip started playing for a second or two before...
J.J. Putz was on the mound Saturday performing his reliever duties for the Diamondbacks in the ninth inning against the Mets and had a very odd moment. Check out the video of J.J. winding up as any normal pitcher would but midway through delivery he got spooked by a loud sound which came out of what seemed to be the Chase Field speakers. The result was one of the worst pitches...
For the first time since June 30th, Trevor Cahill will be in the Diamondbacks starting rotation. Cahill, who has been sidelined with issues to both his hip and his shoulder, will join the club this weekend in Pittsburgh, according to Tyler Emerick of MLB.com.
While not shocking by any stretch, the Arizona Diamondbacks placed Cody Ross on the 15-day DL yesterday afternoon. The move came a day after he suffered a dislocated right hip while running to first base. The hip appeared to just jam and slip out. Most expected his season to be over at that point. That was confirmed yesterday as Ross had surgery scheduled for today.
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross had to be carted off the field Sunday night after dislocating his right hip.
Ross was running out a routine grounder during the first inning against the Mets when he stumbled a step or two before reaching first base. Ross then fell to the ground, and grabbed his right leg in obvious pain.
“They took him to the hospital and put it back in...
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross was carted off the field in the first inning Sunday against the New York Mets with an injury to his right leg.
Ross stumbled as he approached first base on a groundout, then fell to the field and grabbed his right hamstring.
He was grimacing in pain as he was loaded on the cart and taken off the field.
The Diamondbacks moved Martin Prado...
PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks were unable to close what now seems like a voluminous gap between themselves and the Dodgers on Monday night.
But while staying within 7 12 games of the leaders in the National League West, the D-backs did manage to embrace the peculiar ... along with the familiar.
A Monday night date with the Orioles came to an abrupt end when Adam Eaton spanked the...
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The race for National League MVP is wide open and Arizona Diamondbacks’ first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is putting together a pretty good case to win it.
Goldschmidt isn’t playing for a ‘winner’–the Diamondbacks sit just two games over .500 in the NL West and are six games out of the final Wild Card spot. Considering the way the writers vote, it could make...
Diamondbacks reliever J.J. Putz threw quite possibly the worst "pitch" in the history of baseball Saturday night against the Mets, and the fact that the ball went directly downward (before rolling about 15 feet) wasn't even the strangest part.
As Putz started his motion to throw his first pitch to the Mets' Justin Turner with one out and nobody on, the Chase Field...
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Diamondbacks optioned struggling reliever David Hernandez to Triple-A Reno on Saturday.
The D-backs' primary setup man the previous two seasons, Hernandez has struggled for most of the season, and he had another rough outing Saturday against the Mets, allowing two runs on two hits in the eighth inning of a 4-1 loss. The 28-year-old right-hander has a 5.59...
The sound that spooked JJ Putz during the #Mets-#DBacks game https://t.co/D1GlaR7GKc
— Matthew Falkenbury (@dailystache) August 11, 2013
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Adam Eaton's blackout turned into a walkoff.
Despite being unsure of what pitch he hit or what to do as he rounded the bases, Eaton ended a wild game of momentum swings with the first walk-off homer hit into Chase Field's right field pool on Monday night, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-6 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
"I'm not sure what happened ...
It was early on Monday afternoon and Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Eaton paused choosing his words carefully. Asked to reflect on what has been a difficult season Eaton was trying to stay positive but for a moment was struggling to find the words.
“Hopefully” he said “this is an afterthought after we go the playoffs and the World Series. Hopefully — the injuries the tough...
Wade Miley has been among the best pitchers in baseball over the past six weeks.
He's been just as impressive over the last two years during interleague play.
Miley looks to continue those strong runs and help the Arizona Diamondbacks extend their interleague success at home against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night.
Miley (9-8, 3.56 ERA) is 5-1 with a 1.54 ERA while limiting...