ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Oakland Athletics third baseman Eric
Chavez has a herniated disk and could be facing career-ending
surgery if he injuries his back again.
Chavez, rehabbing in Arizona, 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 David Forst said before Tuesday night's game against Tampa Bay. "We're doing everything we can medically to get him back on the field."