NEW YORK (WFAN) - The Yankees have demoted utility infielder/outfielder Eduardo Nunez to Triple-A, manager Joe Girardi confirmed on Friday.
Replacing him on the roster is third baseman/first baseman Eric Chavez, who has been activated off the seven-day concussion disabled list. Chavez is batting eighth and in the designated-hitter spot for New York against the Mariners on Friday night.
In 20 games for the Yanks this season, Nunez hit .294 with five RBIs, six stolen bases, seven runs scored and a triple. He also committed four errors in the field — two at third base, one at shortstop and another at second base.
34-year-old Chavez, a six-time Gold Glove Award winner, is batting .290 with three homers and five RBIs in 15 games this season.
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