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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Diamondbacks third baseman Eric Chavez left Thursday's game against the Rangers in the first inning with a strained right oblique.
Chavez grabbed his side after fouling off the second pitch he saw from Texas right-hander Justin Grimm on Thursday. Chavez also fouled off the first pitch.
Cliff Pennington replaced Chavez in the lineup.
The 35-year-old Chavez is hitting .325 with seven homers and 25 RBIs as a part-time starter at third base.
Chavez missed much of four straight seasons from 2008-11 with back, neck and shoulder problems and a broken foot. The Diamondbacks have monitored his playing time and given him frequent days off this year in hopes of keeping him healthy.
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Just as the injury news was becoming all good news, Eric Chavez left halfway through and at-bat in Thursday’s game against the Rangers. It appears he injured his right oblique, and while he had an MRI, the results are unknown as of yet.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed third baseman Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique, the team has announced.
OFFICIAL: #Dbacks reinstated @williebloom from 15-day disabled list, placed Eric Chavez on 15-day DL with right oblique strain
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) May 31, 2013
Chavez exited yesterday's contest against the...
CHICAGO -- Before opening a three-game series with the Cubs on Friday, the Diamondbacks placed third baseman Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique, clearing the way for infielder Willie Bloomquist to return from the DL.
Bloomquist, 35, had been out since late in spring training with a similar oblique injury. He played four rehab games with Triple...
Arizona third baseman Eric Chavez has left the Diamondbacks game against the Texas Rangers in the first inning with an apparent injury to his right side.
Chavez grabbed his right side after fouling off the second pitch he saw from Texas right-hander Justin Grimm in the first inning Thursday. There was no immediate word on the injury. Chavez also fouled off the first pitch.
Eric Chavez‘ best days are long behind him, but he keeps finding ways to stay on the field for various teams. However, he’s going to be on the shelf for at least a couple of weeks with a right oblique strain. Chavez is a notoriously “slow healer” so he could be out a little longer than fans hope. So far this year, he’s helped the D-Backs get off to a nice start by posting...
Eric Chavez left Thursday’s Matinee game against the Texas Rangers
due to a strained oblique, Nick Piecoro of Arizona Central Sports Reports,
Eric Chavez left the game with a strained right oblique.
— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) May 30, 2013
UPDATE: Eric Chavez left today's game with a strained right oblique.
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) May 30, 2013
The Diamondbacks could soon find themselves with some interesting decisions to make regarding their pitching staff.
On Monday, Tyler Skaggs arrived in town for a spot start against the Rangers and pitched six scoreless innings -- signaling that he could soon be back for good.
On Tuesday, right-hander Daniel Hudson continued his recovery from Tommy John surgery, throwing 74 pitchers...
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy wins the “Tweet of the Week” when describing his last start in a mock interview with reporters. McCarthy got shelled for 6 runs and 9 hits over 2.2 innings against the Texas Rangers. McCarthy then tweeted this golden tweet in a mock interview with reporters about his implosion on the mound. McCarthy is a gem.
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CHICAGO -- It was a rough May for Diamondbacks starting pitcher Wade Miley. And that's probably putting it nicely.
The left-hander lost his fourth straight start and fifth of May on Friday, a 7-2 defeat against the Cubs, and despite a strong finish, the outing was enough for manager Kirk Gibson to put Miley on notice.
"I'm not going to let him go out and keep doing...
Willie Bloomquist, after missing all of the 2013 season so far, has been activated from the DL after making four rehab starts for Triple-A Reno. Bloomquist will be a utility man for the D-Backs. Last year, in 338 plate appearances, Bloomquist posted a .302/.325/.398 split with 23 RBI and 7 SB. That made out for his best season to date, but his .362 BABIP suggests this was a mirage...
For the second time in as many games a Diamondbacks starting pitcher was knocked around once again, as the Cubs pounded Wade Miley en route to a 7-2 win at Wrigley Field.
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The DBacks lead the NL West division with a record of 30-23, which would be good for fourth place in the surprisingly competitive NL Central. The Cubs are movin' on up, and now have a comfortable three game lead on the Brewers for fourth place. We're not Number Five! Let's see if they can continue to promote the ephemeral momentum narrative into this series.