10DMichael Chavis
1B/2B/3B BOS
3 weeks ago

The Red Sox no longer plan on having Chavis (oblique) take part in winter ball in Puerto Rico, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

After being placed on the 10-day injured list in mid-August with a right oblique issue, Chavis appeared to be eyeing a return to action during the final week of the regular season, but that ultimately didn't come to fruition. While Chavis isn't believed to be dealing with any sort of significant setback in his recovery, the Red Sox will have him turn his focus to getting healthy for the spring rather than making up for the at-bats he lost out on in August and September. With Mitch Moreland bound for free agency this winter and Dustin Pedroia (knee) potentially set to retire, Chavis should have a good chance at opening 2020 as a regular player on the right side of the Boston infield.

10DMichael Chavis
1B/2B/3B BOS
4 weeks ago

Chavis (oblique) will play winter ball in Puerto Rico, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chavis, who is likely to be shut down for the remainder of the regular season, will play first base, second base and get some repetitions in left field while playing for Caguas Criollos. The 24-year-old has never played left field in the majors but will try to add position flexibility moving forward.

10DMichael Chavis
1B/2B/3B BOS
1 month ago

Chavis (oblique) is not responding well to baseball activity and could be shut down for the season, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Given that there are just 11 games left on the schedule and Chavis is not responding well to increased physical tests, it seems highly unlikely that we will see him again in 2019. He's hit .254/.322/.444 with 18 home runs, two steals and a 33.2 percent strikeout rate in 95 games as a rookie.

10DMichael Chavis
1B/2B/3B BOS
1 month ago

Chavis (shoulder, oblique) took batting practice on the field Tuesday, Bill Koch of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chavis appears to be on the verge of activation and close to his first game action since Aug. 11. "He's hitting off the machine," manager Alex Cora said. "He took BP in the cage. If everything goes well he might be active over the weekend." This is a positive turn for Chavis as previous reports had the Red Sox considering shutting him down for the season.

10DMichael Chavis
1B/2B/3B BOS
1 month ago

Chavis (shoulder/oblique) suffered a setback and is unlikely to return this season, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chavis, who has been sidelined since mid-August with a sprained shoulder, was originally hoping to rejoin the Red Sox over the weekend before suffering a right oblique injury. With less than a month left in the season, manager Alex Cora didn't sound optimistic about the rookie's chances of returning this season. "We're running out of time," said the skipper, per Alex Speier of The Boston Globe. Look for Brock Holt and Marco Hernandez to continue filling in at the keystone for the Red Sox down the stretch.

10DMichael Chavis
1B/2B/3B BOS
1 month ago

Red Sox manager Alex Cora is targeting a weekend return for Chavis (shoulder/side), Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chavis appeared to be getting over a shoulder injury when he experienced discomfort in his side over the weekend. "We're trying to shoot for the weekend," Cora said. "I think he feels better. I talked to (head trainer) Brad (Pearson) a little bit. It's a shame because he was swinging the bat well. He made some adjustments and he was feeling a lot better with his shoulder. But this happened. But hopefully the next few days he'll start hitting soft toss and hitting off the tee. Start his progression. By the end of the week, the goal is for him to be OK." The 24-year-old Chavis is batting just .221 since the All-Star break.

10DMichael Chavis
1B/2B/3B BOS
1 month ago

Chavis (shoulder/side) returned from his rehab assignment Tuesday but remains on the injured list, source reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chavis had been rehabbing with Triple-A Pawtucket but was scratched Friday and sent for further evaluation. It remains unclear when he's expected to return, but he's evidently not ready to go just yet.

10DMichael Chavis
1B/2B/3B BOS
2 months ago

Chavis (shoulder/side) is returning to Boston to be evaluated Monday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chavis was scratched from the nightcap of Friday's doubleheader with Triple-A Pawtucket due to right side soreness, and he'll return to the big-league club to determine the severity of the injury. The 24-year-old was nearing the end of his rehab assignment for a right shoulder sprain and was on track to be activated when rosters expanded Sunday before the side injury cropped up.

10DMichael Chavis
1B/2B/3B BOS
2 months ago

Chavis (shoulder) was scratched from the second game of Friday's doubleheader due to right side soreness, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chavis slugged a pair of home runs in Game 1 of the doubleheader, but he was unable to go for the nightcap. It's unclear if this setback will impact his timetable for a return.

10DMichael Chavis
1B/2B/3B BOS
2 months ago

Chavis (shoulder) played in both ends of Triple-A Pawtucket's doubleheader Thursday, going 2-for-9 with a home run and three strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Pawtucket was rained out Wednesday, but Chavis made up for the lost at-bats by starting both games in the twin bill. He logged seven innings at second base in the first game and then served as the designated hitter for Game 2. The 24-year-old could head out west and join the team in Anaheim this weekend, though there's a chance he stays put and awaits the team's return home next week.