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Eric Chavez is thriving with heavy workload
DETROIT — The injury to Alex Rodriguez has forced Eric Chavez to play far more than Joe Girardi envisioned when the season started, but the veteran has handled it.
Both in his performance and — more significant considering his past — how he feels physically.
“I talk to him on a daily basis,” Girardi said. “[Wednesday], I thought about giving him a day off and he came in and said he was...