- Posted: 3:44 PM, July 26, 2011
Chavez bats eighth and plays third base against Mariners righty Doug Fister on Tuesday night. Chavez was 10-for-33 with six RBIs in 17 games before hitting the disabled list on May 6.
“It was easy to put him in there. This guy has played extremely well for us when he is healthy,” Joe Girardi said.
Chavez is expected to split time with Eduardo Nunez at third base until Alex Rodriguez returns from his torn meniscus.
“I’m sure if I play well, I’ll play. If I don’t play well I won’t. They have not told me anything,” Chavez said.
Brandon Laird was sent back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Tuesday's Yankees lineup:
1. Brett Gardner — LF
2. Derek Jeter — SS
3. Curtis Granderson — CF
4. Mark Teixeira — 1B
5. Robinson Cano — 2B
6. Nick Swisher — RF
7. Jorge Posada — DH
8. Eric Chavez — 3B
9. Francisco Cervelli — C
SP CC Sabathia