Chavez, Gonzalez to stay in the U.S.

By Jason Wojciechowski on March 16, 2008 at 3:52 AM

Excellent news from Susan Slusser: Carlos Gonzalez and Eric Chavez aren't going to Japan. On the former, this is good because I'm worried the A's will blow one of their cheap years of Gonzalez trotting him out to center or right every day while the team struggles to win 75 games. On the latter, I was worried that Chavez was going to forego three days of treatment to DH in Japan when there are better DH options available and the A's are likely better served if he can get back on the field, where his glove can do damage to the other team, at full strength closer to the start of the (American) season.

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