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Eric Chavez placed on DL; Gregorio Petit arrives

Quick update here that won’t surprise you too much.

The A’s put third baseman Eric Chavez on the 15-day DL with what’s described as a strained right forearm. To fill his spot, middle infielder Gregorio Petit was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento. Petit had three different stints with Oakland last season and hit .348 in 14 games. He was not hitting great w/Sacramento this season, just .239 with a homer and three RBI in 19 games. But it’s not like any other infield candidate has been better at the plate. Petit has played second base and shortstop this year. I’m not sure if they’d consider him at third as well.

This gives the A’s six infielders, which they need right now considering Chavez, Mark Ellis and Nomar Garciaparra are on the DL, and Jason Giambi’s hamstrings are bothering him. …

More to come later …

Joe Stiglich