However, it got me to thinking about Chavez and how he hasn’t really stood out since coming off the DL so I decided to take a look at his stats since and it isn’t exactly pretty.
In 18 games, 16 starts, since returning from the DL, Chavez has hit his first home run as a Yankee, but he has also put up a weak .290 OBP with a disappointing .613 OPS. He is also trending down as since August 7 he has just a .222 OBP and a .434 OPS. No wonder the Yankees put in a claim for Carlos Pena, they have a DH who can’t hit.
Once Alex Rodriguez comes back and actually starts playing everyday Chavez should see some extra time on the bench. That very well could be a good thing as Chavez is used to not playing very often over the last few years. Hopefully a smaller more part time role can keep him fresh. The Yankees need to call-up Jesus Montero. Less than a week until September call-ups.