Most teams would try to find a replacement for an injured, although declining superstar like New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. The Yankees will replace him with someone who is already in the dugout.
Eric Chavez will be taking the place of Rodriguez until he is ready to come back off the disabled list, reports ESPN.com.
Rodriguez was drilled in the left hand by a pitch from Seattle’s Felix Hernandez in the eighth inning of the Yankees 4-2 loss to the Mariners on Tuesday. The injury will not need surgery, and Rodriguez is expected to be out for 6-8 weeks.
“Chavez is the solution and Jayson Nix is the solution, and whoever we have in the farm system are going to have to be the solution,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. “I’m very comfortable with Eric Chavez as Alex’s replacement.”
Chavez is a six-time Gold Glove winner who is in his 15th major league season. Chavez is batting .269 with eight homers and 20 RBI this season.