Update: Eric Chavez leaves game with whiplash and possible concussion

Game 24: Brighten Up
Banuelos strong in return from DL

9:11pm: Chavez left the game with whiplash and a possible concussion. He hurt himself while diving for a ball an inning prior to leaving the game. Chavez will undergo more tests, but I can’t see any way he’ll avoid the DL. It’s worth noting that MLB instituted the 7-day DL for concussions last season, just in case you forgot (I did).

8:31pm: Eric Chavez left tonight’s game for an unknown reason in the middle of his fifth inning at-bat. He appeared to get dizzy all of a sudden and had to be helped off the field. Very weird. Eduardo Nunez replaced him at third base, leaving the Yankees with just Chris Stewart on the bench. Update(s) to follow.

Game 24: Brighten Up
Banuelos strong in return from DL
  • vin

    Can’t wait to hear that Chavez will only miss 6 or 7 games, and therefore won’t be put on the DL.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Nunez will play 3B and LF at the same time!

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    Is anyone surprised?

  • Danny

    Looks like he swallowed a dip, he’ll be fine ….

  • Tyrone Sharpton

    knowing his history, hes prob out for the season with dizziness

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    For reasons we can’t explain, he’s lost the will to live…..er…play.

  • DERP

    whiplash and a possible concussion

  • CJ

    Possible concussion= out for season=retirement (see Brian Roberts Jason bay Justin morneau) injury prone? Nah made it to may 2nd

  • Jonathan

    Hooray! I’m glad the Yankees are coming into town on a high note and Swisher/Gardner/Pineda/Pettitte/Chavez won’t be there. More Nunez and Ibanez please. This is going to try and top 2009 when I saw Ransom/Pena/Nady/Melky/Molina in the lineup at the same time. No ARod/Jeter/Tex/Posada. That was brutal.

    • YanksFanInBeantown

      I can think of worse years to top.

      • Jonathan

        If you read my response you’d know they’re coming to KC next. I only get to see them in KC so i have a tiny sample size. Hell I saw Brian Bruney start a game. When you get 3-4 games a year Ransom/Pena/Nady/Melky/Molina and pre breakout Cano/Gardner is a pretty bad lineup.

    • Jonathan

      Is there someway we can do this with Granderson?


    • jsbrendog

      well, you may have seen the dregs in 09, but they won the world series. would you make that trade again this year?

      just sayin’

      i would

  • radnom

    In follow up news, Yankees DL Chavez then call up LHP Juan Cedeno from AAA to be the third lefty out of the pen.

  • I’m sexy and I Cano it

    Ha! Halliday gave up EIGHT runs. That makes me feel a little better.

    • Tyrone Sharpton

      dont mean shit regardin chavez.

      • I’m sexy and I Cano it

        Chavez is a paper tiger. And in this case more literally than figuratively.

  • aRX

    They have to call up a position player now, right? Right??

    • Slu

      Where is Bill Hall when you need him? His versatility would come in handy right now.

      • jsbrendog

        i still can’t believe they didn’t take him over chavez. at least the guy PLAYS THE GODDAMN FIELD. anyone who didn’t see this chavez injury coming raise your hand


        ::Cashman raises hand::


  • Slu

    Well, I knew he get injured and miss significant time, but I didn’t think it would happen like this. I mean that dive looked harmless on TV.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    This is the absolute wrong day to smirk at this, but goddamn, that Eric Chavez is something else, ain’t he?

    Speedy recovery, and I hope everything turns out OK for him.

    Really, please, bring up some outfield help. Every 14th bullpen arm joke has been exhausted already. Shoutout to random for the Juan Cedeno joke.

  • Tom

    7 day DL… come on Mike let’s not get too hasty, what if he can come back in 4-5 days?

    I think the Yankees should wait a day or two and see how this plays out. Chris Stewart is on the bench and can back up every position.

    • Alkaline

      If he has a concussion, I think it’s mandatory for the 7day DL. You don’t mess with concussions or other head injuries, regardless if it seems like only a little bump. You never know what could have got knocked around up there.

      If your post was in jest, then ignore my reply.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Just make sure to call up another reliever, Cash.

  • What the Kruk?
  • Monterowasnotdinero


    Good night.

  • MikedJones

    Only chavez can get a concussion diving for a ball when he didn’t even hit his head.

  • Let The Good Times Roll

    What a bunch of apathetic fucks. They’re just going through the motions now.

    This team has no pizazz at all.

  • dc1874

    Sign Paul Oneil..he could stay in the booth till his at bat..then come on down when its his turn.

  • qwerty

    Looks like Chavez has an underlying problem from something in his past. This guy is definitely damaged goods.

  • jsbrendog

    good thing we signed and kept the guy who couldn’t play more than 50 games last year. he’s toast.

  • RuralBob

    I think he got the whiplash when he snapped his head back after the bad strike call by the up. It was right after that when he got dizzy. Perhaps that exacerbated what happened on the play earlier but I don’t think so.

  • RuralBob

    I meant “ump” not “up.” Ugh.

  • SRB

    Well, just like about this time every year the Yanks seem to remake their bullpen, perhaps this year it’s their bench (including Jones and Ibanez)!

  • Michaels’ Pineda

    Ok, bring up both Laird and Wise; and cut “Sweaty” Freddy.