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Chavez facing another back injury

Updated: May 19, 2009, 10:49 PM ET
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Eric Chavez has a herniated disk in his back and the next time the Oakland Athletics third baseman throws it out, his career is likely over, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Chavez was moved from the 15- to 60-day disabled list Tuesday. He was placed on the DL May 1 with a strained right forearm, a move retroactive to April 25. He experienced back spasms May 10 and underwent an MRI exam one day later.

"We're at a pretty serious point," Athletics assistant general manager ...

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