Chavez awaits MLB evaluation before being activated

Yanks about to shore up offense, defense with Gardner
Game 31: Turn The Page

Via Marc Carig, infielder Eric Chavez took a concussion test today and is waiting for MLB clearance before he can be activated off the 7-day DL. He’s eligible to come off today but he’ll likely have to wait until tomorrow at the earliest.

Chavez suffered whiplash and a possible concussion last week diving for a ground ball at third base. He was hitting (.372 wOBA) during the little bit of playing time he received, but it’s tough to miss a bench player when he’s only been out a week. Brett Gardner‘s setback preserves Dewayne Wise’s roster spot for the foreseeable future, so the Jayson Nix era is likely to come to an end tomorrow.

Yanks about to shore up offense, defense with Gardner
Game 31: Turn The Page
  • Joe

    Does Nix have options left? If he has to go through waivers think he will clear?

    • Mike Axisa

      He’ll probably clear, but he can elect free agency if he wants.

  • Havok9120

    This is rather…vexing. If the MLB wants to approve all comebacks from concussions, that’s totally fine. But you’ve had the the first test results for a day and a half (and a business day at that), and now you’ve got a second set of test results as well, without the team receiving any feedback from the first test (at least not that I’ve heard). And we’ll hear from you when you get around to it? Gee, thanks.

    I know I’m being a bit silly, but for some reason this rubs me wrong. I understand not wanting to leave it in players’ or team hands, but if you’re going to have a benchmark, at least provide feedback promptly. That’s the whole point of doing the test digitally.

  • A.D.

    I already forgot Nix was on the bench