Blog Entry

A-Rod scratched with flu, Chavez gets start

Posted on: April 10, 2011 7:22 pm
Edited on: April 10, 2011 10:00 pm
By Matt Snyder

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has the flu and was removed from the starting lineup for Sunday night's game against the Red Sox. (Ken Davidoff via Twitter ) Eric Chavez got the start at the hot corner in A-Rod's absence.

Rodriguez has stormed out of the gate in 2011, swinging a hot bat from the get-go. He's hitting .321 with three home runs and a 1.155 OPS through eight games.

Chavez, 33, was once one of the better third basemen in the league, but bad injury woes nearly ended his career. He hasn't played more than 90 games since 2006. He did play well in the spring and catch on with the Yankees as a backup and has swung the bat well in his limited regular-season action (3-6 with two doubles).

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Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: April 10, 2011 9:32 pm

A-Rod scratched, Chavez to start Sunday night

Strange he wouldn't play because of a scratch. What's next, the disabled list for a stuffy nose?

Since: Aug 4, 2009
Posted on: April 10, 2011 8:49 pm

A-Rod scratched, Chavez to start Sunday night

hmm.  Arod is sick.  too bad his medicine is a banned substance.

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