Eric Chavez has been a pleasant surprise all around for the New York Yankees this season. Currently hitting .290, the longtime Oakland third baseman has been a positive force in the Big Apple. However, he might not be available for the series in Kansas City against the Royals after suffering a whiplash injury and a possible reported concussion.
Joey Nowak writes, "Chavez, who seemed to be overcome with dizziness during the at-bat, suffered the injury while diving for a double off the bat of J.J. Hardy in the top half of the inning. Eduardo Nunez replaced him in the lineup and at third for the rest of the game."
"He came off the field [after the play] and said he got a little dizzy, but he was all right," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "Then when he was going through his at-bat, he got dizzy. When he stepped out, I noticed it. That's why I ran out there."
The Yankees haven't made an official move on the roster regarding the condition of Chavez.
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