Chavez leaves game with small fracture in left foot

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Update (3:28pm): Chavez has a small fracture in the fifth metatarsal in his left foot, which is the bone adjacent to his little toe. No idea how long he’ll be out, but it’s obviously a disabled list thing. Maybe they’ll call up a utility infielder that can actually make a throw to first.

Just FYI, Ramiro Pena has not played since fouling a ball of his foot on Monday, though Triple-A Scranton hasn’t played in either of the last two days because of a rain out and a scheduled off day. If he’s not healthy enough to come up, the other 40-man roster options are Brandon Laird and Kevin Russo, but neither has done much with the bat this year (.230 and .224 wOBA‘s, respectively).

Original Post (2:07pm): Eric Chavez left today’s game with an apparent left foot injury after legging out an RBI triple in the fourth. He pulled up lame about halfway to third and called the trainer out. After a consultation that focused around Chavez’s left foot, the Yanks’ medical staff had to help Chavez off the field. Alex Rodriguez replaced him at third base. We’ll update with more as it comes.

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  • rek4gehrig

    Let Nunex play, let Nunez play
    chant chant clap clap

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      Nunez was already playing. He’s spelling Jeter at short for a day.

    • LarryM.,Fl.

      Nunez needs to learn how to throw, two big E’s 2 costly runs in the 7th.

      • LarryM.,Fl.

        more info Nunez 5 errors in 22 innings this year but to be fair the whole team took sucky pills this series

  • mike_h

    doesnt look good, probably a DL stint. Does this mean Laird or Jorge Vasquez get a shot?

    • AndrewYF

      Laird definitely not, he’s been doing a whole lot of nothing at AAA.

      Vazquez doesn’t really fit either. He hits from the right side and reportedly is not much of a 3rd baseman. We might just have to see Ramiro Pena or Kevin Russo for a while. Having a good bench was nice while it lasted.

  • Urban

    Torn Lisfranc ligament?

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      Based on where they were pointing, I wouldn’t be shocked if that’s the case.

      • Urban

        Fortunately, it’s not a Lisfranc issue. I’m guessing a small fracture of the fifth metatarsal won’t keep him out too long. Lisfranc could have meant the entire season.

  • Midland TX

    Hope this isn’t another lisfranc. That summer with Bruney and Wang was ridiculous.

  • Chris

    After a consultation that focused around Chavez’s left food

    Mmmmm…. Left food…

    • Jorge

      grass-fed, organic, cage-free left food…

  • Neil

    With the Chavez injury history it’s hard to be optimistic.

  • shrimpd

    haha lol

  • J.R.

    Think this means a call up for Pena?

  • YANKS1FAN

    What is wrong with you people…..’EL DESTRUCTOR’ Vazquez is coming to town to hit B-O-M-B-S!!!!!!!!!!

  • bonestock94

    It was nice while it lasted. May god rest his soul.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Achilles? Whatever it is doesn’t sound good. It’s a shame that professional athletes are asked to run.

    We ask so much of them these days.

    • GearCity

      Way to be an ass.

      • RL

        Hardly seems like he’s being an ass. My daughter (18 and a hockey player) regularly complains about baseball & basketball players, as they have a muscle tweak or some other seemingly minor injury that keeps them out for weeks or months. Real athletes (hockey players, in her mind) would just play through it!

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          /boversimplify’d

          • RL

            Quite true.

  • Jorge brosada

    noooooooooooooo

    hopefully not a long DL stint

  • http://conservationvalue.com Jon G

    Sounds like a small fracture – 4-6 week type of thing. Hopefully that’s all it is… I’m guessing they call up Pena since he can actually throw to first, and they let Nunez be pinch hit/run guy.

    We’ll see I guess…

    I’d love to see Vasquez up here one of these days, but they need someone who can field third adequately

  • http://conservationvalue.com Jon G

    I was thinking when Swish was up with bases juiced that if we don’t get more there, we’ll regret it… One of these days Swish will come through.

    If we have a stronger swisher and a refreshed Hughes in the 2nd half (and a hughes who doesn’t tire late-season like he did last year), that will be a big boost!

  • Kyle

    I wish Nunez broke his stupid face

  • Fairweather Freddy

    Nunez problem isn’t fielding, its throwing. Hope he can improve cause it looks like he can really hit.

  • Urban

    I think the question is if they bring up Pena, do they also keep Nunez. This might require two moves. DL Chavez, send down Nunez, and bring up Pena as the all-purpose infield defender, and bring up Vazquez as a potential offensive option off the bench. I gather the issue wiht Vazquez is opening up a roster spot.

  • GlassHalfEmpty

    Boy could we all see the results of this series coming? Monday against Verlander they should have had like 5 or 6 runs early on and they got three. Luckily Valverde blew up and they eeked out a win. Tuesday, CC was a little bit off and they decided not to hit against Brad Penny! Wednesday you could have turned it off right away as it was clear from the beginning that Scherzer was going to befuddled them. Then today, another lousy effort with RISP and shoddy fielding. Anyone who thinks Jeter’s bat will kill them this year is nuts…he makes all of the plays you should in the field and sometimes that is worth more than a couple of knocks.

    • Thomas Cassidy

      Sometimes, but not all the time. I’d rather take Pena who looks like he can hit just as good and field better. Two extra base hits this season? Where is Eric Duncan when you need him?

  • Jorge

    I’m sure Eduardo Nunez can grow up to be a nice MLB hitter. However, that’s not what he’s on the bench for and, if he can’t hold up his own defensively, I’d rather have the lighter-hitting guy up.

    • RL

      But wait! Isn’t he a potential “every day” MLB shortstop? Jeter’s replacement???

      • Thomas Cassidy

        I’d take him over Jeter right now. I wouldn’t mind seeing Ramiro Pena over Jeter right now.

        • RL

          Not sure I would. His errors are eliminating the advantage of his hitting. Pena? I don’t know, maybe. At lease he can play D. Not sure he’s back form his foot injury yet though.

          • Thomas Cassidy

            Jeter can’t get the ball out of the infield. He kills this team offensively along with Posada this season. The runs he could have produced are worse than Nunez’s errors.

          • Thomas Cassidy

            Plus we all know Nunez is better defensively than what he’s showing. It looks to me like Jeter is done.

  • Fairweather Freddy

    Lets give the kid a break. He hardly plays, and its tough when you don’t play alot. Nothing wrong with his fielding, its the throws and it looks like his footwork is out of whack. That can be corrected. A little premature to be throwing him under the bus so soon. But hey thats just me. I still think the kid is gonna be a good player

    • Urban

      I agree. He has skills. Yet he might not be made for being a back-up SS, playing once a week to ten days. If that’s the case, he might be better off playing daily in AAA.

      • Thomas Cassidy

        Nunez and Jeter for Hanley. Any takers?

  • Thomas Cassidy

    Even when the guy doesn’t have a real injury like he has in the past, he breaks his fucking foot. Why didn’t I see this coming?

  • http://myspace.com/bksmalls Smallz

    Chavez is really made of glass. Shit. I’d say they call up Russo to let Laird play everyday rather than letting him rot like Russo. Pena was hurt I am pretty sure so thats out.

    • Thomas Cassidy

      I’d call up Laird. I don’t want to see Russo. At least give Laird a shot and see what he can do.

  • Grandyman

    Laird come on down.

  • tomaconda

    I saw Pena hit the ball off his leg. He needed to be helped off the field. No way you see him.

  • jsbrendog

    at least it wasnt his back so he isnt crippled.