The New York Yankees will reportedly call up veteran utility man Jayson Nix from AAA Scranton Wilkes-Barre to join them in Kansas City Thursday night. Nix would seem likely to take the roster spot of Eric Chavez, who suffered whiplash and a concussion after diving for a ball during Wednesday night’s 5-0 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
The Yankees are also without outfielders Nick Swisher (tight hamstring) for a few days and Brett Gardner (DL with an elbow injury).
The good news here is that this might curtail the Adventures of Eduardo in the Yankee outfielder. Infielder Eduardo Nunez has been forced into the outfielder by the injuries to Gardner and Swisher, but with Nix on the roster and Chavez down that might change.
The bad news is, of course, that Chavez — a valuable bench player — is once again. Bad news, of course, but hardly a surprise.
Chavez, a one-time star, in Oakland has spent at least some time on the disabled list every season since 2007. The 58 games he managed to appear in with the Yankees in 2011 (working around a long DL stint for a broken foot) is the most he has played in since 2007, when he appeared in 90 games for Oakland.