Make room, 'cause here comes Chavez

Yanks newcomer, who won't get much time at first or third, could create DH dilemma

Updated: April 10, 2011, 9:55 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- Eric Chavez came to the New York Yankees knowing his job would be to back up two of the most durable and productive players in their lineup.

Mark Teixeira has averaged 157 games in each of the last three seasons and in 2005 and 2006 played all 162. Before his three-year run of injuries somewhat limited his playing time, Alex Rodriguez regularly played 150-plus games a year; this season, he says he feels healthier than he has since, well, he was playing 150-plus games a year.

So ...

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