posted on Jun, 2 2004 @ 04:34 PM
OAKLAND -- A's third baseman Eric Chavez, a three-time Gold Glove winner who ranks second in the American League with 13 home runs and leads Oakland
with 35 RBIs, told MLB.com early Wednesday morning that he has a broken right hand and will miss "at least" three weeks.
Sent to an Alameda, Calif., hospital for X-rays after being hit by a pitch from White Sox southpaw Damaso Marte in the 11th inning of Oakland's 6-4
win Tuesday, Chavez, 26, went home knowing that he'll be going on the disabled list for the second time in his six-year career.
"I thought it was going to be fine," Chavez said by phone, two hours after the game ended. "It didn't swell up too bad because after I came out of the
game we got some ice on it, so I wasn't too worried about it. I mean, I knew I wasn't going to be able to play [Wednesday] because there's no way I
could grip a bat, but I thought maybe I'd be out a couple of days at the most.
"Obviously I was wrong."
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[Edited on 2-6-2004 by Ocelot]