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Yankees activate Chavez, option Nunez

The New York Yankees activated third baseman Eric Chavez from the seven-day disabled list after he suffered a concussion during a game last week.

The Yankees optioned utility man Eduardo Nunez to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes- Barre.

Chavez came out of a game during an at-bat May 2 against Baltimore after he was injured the previous half-inning diving in an attempt to stop a ball hit down the line.

He was hitting .290 with a .303 on-base percentage, three homers and five RBI in 15 games before going on the DL.

He was expected to be in the starting lineup as a designated hitter against Seattle on Friday night.