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Pirates' Michael Chavis: Starting against righty pitcher
Chavis will start at first base and bat fifth in Wednesday's game against the Dodgers.
With a 173 wRC+ against left-handed pitching this season, the righty-hitting Chavis is locked in as a lineup regular versus southpaws, but he'll pick up a start Wednesday against a right-hander (Ryan Pepiot) in the series finale with Los Angeles. Yoshi Tsutsugo takes a seat to clear a spot at first base for Chavis, who has gone 3-for-4 with a double, triple, two runs and an RBI through the first two games of the series.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Chavis: On bench for second straight
Chavis is out of the lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Tigers.
Chavis made four consecutive starts from last Wednesday through Saturday, but he now finds himself on the bench for the second game in a row. With the Pirates recently returning Bryan Reynolds and Cole Tucker from the COVID-19 injured list, the righty-hitting Chavis looks like he'll find himself on the bench more often than not against right-handed pitchers.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Chavis: Swats clutch homer Saturday
Chavis went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a 7-6 win over the Padres on Saturday.
After the Padres took the lead in the top of the eighth inning on a Manny Machado two-run homer, Chavis responded in the bottom of the frame with a two-run shot of his own to re-tie the score. The infielder had previously knocked in the Pirates' first run of the game with a first-inning single. Chavis' homer was his first in over a week and third through 60 plate appearances this season. He hit the same number of long balls in 124 plate appearances in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Chavis: Seeing steady playing time
Chavis will start at first base and bat fifth in Thursday's game against the Brewers.
The 26-year-old had mostly served as a short-side platoon player for the Pirates through the first two weeks of the season, but the recent moves of Cole Tucker (illness) to the COVID-19 injured list and Kevin Newman (groin) to the 10-day injured list may result in the 26-year-old picking up more work against right-handed pitching. Chavis will be included in the lineup for the sixth time in seven games Thursday, despite going 0-for-14 over his last four starts.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Chavis: Continues to hit well
Chavis went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Friday against the Cubs.
Chavis drew the start at first base while hitting fifth, his first time in the lineup against a right-hander this season. He made sure that decision paid off by leading off the fourth inning with his second home run of the season. Though Chavis has been in a fairly strict platoon with Yoshi Tsutsugo at first base to begin the season, he should start to see consistent playing time if he continues to hit well. Through 32 plate appearances, Chavis has four extra-base hits, five runs scored and seven RBI while striking out just three times.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Chavis: Racks up three hits
Chavis went 3-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Nationals.
Chavis got the start against a lefty and once again made the most of the opportunity, recording his second three-hit game of the season and playing a key role in the win. His RBI single to score Ke'Bryan Hayes in the fifth inning proved to be the turning point of the contest. Chavis has been limited to just 14 plate appearances across five games so far, but he's hitting .500 with a double, a triple, a homer, five RBI and two runs scored, so it's safe to say he's making the most of every chance to step into the batter's box.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Chavis: Displays power in win
Chavis went 3-for-4 with a grand slam, double and a walk in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.
Chavis drew his first start of the season, as Daniel Vogelbach moved to the bench with a lefty on the mound. He made the most of his opportunity, the highlight being when he took Steven Matz yard for a grand slam in the third inning. Chavis is out of an everyday job for the time being, and he'll need to show improved ability to make contact if he hopes to work his way into the lineup more frequently.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Chavis: Back in spring lineup
Chavis (shoulder) will start at second base and bat third in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.
Chavis is back in action for the first time since Friday after getting a few days off to rest a sore shoulder. The 26-year-old, who is competing for a utility role with the Pirates, has gone 1-for-13 at the dish during spring training.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Chavis: Scratched due to shoulder tightness
Chavis was scratched from the lineup for Saturday's game against Baltimore due to shoulder tightness, reports Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Updating earlier information, Chavis' late removal from the lineup has been deemed precautionary. This is good news for the infielder as he battles for a spot on the Opening Day roster in Pittsburgh.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Chavis: Scratched from lineup
Chavis was scratched from the lineup for Saturday's game against Baltimore for undisclosed reasons.
Chavis is competing for at-bats at several spots around the diamond this spring. He's struggled to a .228/.259/.386 line in 85 major-league games over the last two seasons, so he needs every chance he can get in Grapefruit League action to make his case for playing time. It's unclear if Saturday's setback will keep him off the field for an extended period.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Chavis: On bench Friday
Chavis isn't starting Friday's game against the Reds.
Chavis had started each of the last two games, and he went 1-for-8 with two strikeouts. Cole Tucker will take over at second base and lead off.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Chavis: Returns to lineup
Chavis went 0-for-4 on Wednesday in his first start since returning from the injured list.
He batted leadoff and started at second base and later moved to third base. With starting third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes (wrist) done for the year, Chavis figures to see steady action over the last four games. He's hit 17 homers in 2021, including 14 in the minors, and will be looking to impress his new organization before season's end.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Chavis: Reinstated from IL
Chavis (elbow) was activated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.
As expected, the 26-year-old will rejoin the team for its three-game series against the Cubs. He is not in the lineup Tuesday night, but he will be available off the bench. Taylor Davis was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis and Connor Overton (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day IL Tuesday, opening roster spaces for Chavis and Jacob Stallings (concussion), who was reinstated from the 7-day IL.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Chavis: Returning Tuesday
Chavis (elbow) is expected to be activated for Tuesday's game against the Cubs, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
The Pirates will finish up a road trip Monday, and Chavis will be ready to rejoin the team when it returns home for a three-game series against Chicago that begins Tuesday. He had been playing regularly for six games in late August before suffering the injury. Chavis hit .364 with one home run and four strikeouts in 22 at-bats over that stretch. Kevin Newman has been seeing most of the starts at the keystone recently, and it's unclear how the playing time will be split over the final six games of the season once Chavis is activated.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Chavis: Starting rehab assignment Thursday
Chavis (elbow) is in the lineup Thursday for Triple-A Indianapolis, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The 26-year-old has been out since Aug. 28 with an elbow strain but is expected to return to the majors soon. His rehab assignment is expected to carry through at least the weekend, setting him up to be activated at some point next week. The second baseman has appeared in six games for the Pirates this season after being acquired at the trade deadline, posting a .364 batting average with three extra-base hits in 22 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Chavis: Rehab assignment on tap
Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Chavis (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis in the coming days, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Pittsburgh plans to have Chavis serve as a designated hitter in his initial rehab games at Indianapolis before clearing him for work in the infield. With that in mind, Chavis' rehab assignment will likely extend through the weekend and potentially into the early portion of next week, but in the absence of any setbacks with his strained right elbow, he should make it back from the 10-day injured list before the end of the season.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Chavis: Begins throwing
Chavis (elbow) has resumed throwing, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Chavis suffered an elbow strain in late August and was shut down from throwing. While he's taking steps in the right direction, it remains unclear exactly when he's expected back in action.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Chavis: Facing brief shutdown
Chavis (elbow) will be shut down from gripping and throwing activities for the next 5-to-7 days, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
The 26-year-old was placed on the injured list with the right elbow injury Tuesday, and he'll be shut down from most activities for about a week. Chavis should have enough time to rejoin the Pirates before the end of the season, but he likely won't be activated until the second half of September.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Chavis: Goes on IL
Chavis was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a right elbow strain, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
Chavis will miss the first week of September, if not longer, after exiting Saturday's game with the elbow injury. The infielder had gotten off to a hot start with his new team, going 8-for-22 with a home run, two doubles and two RBI in six games. Hoy Park was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to share the playing time at second base with Cole Tucker and Wilmer Difo until Chavis returns.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Michael Chavis: Not in Sunday's lineup
Chavis (elbow) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.
Chavis was pulled from Saturday's contest with right elbow discomfort, and he'll miss at least one game as a result. The severity of the issue remains unclear, though the 26-year-old will have Monday's scheduled off day to aid in his recovery before potentially missing additional time. Cole Tucker will cover the keystone Sunday in his place.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-10, 216 lbs|
|Birthplace: Marietta, GA|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|