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Athletics activate 3B Chavez from 15-day DL

Updated: September 19, 1999, 3:51 PM ET

OAKLAND (Ticker) -- The Oakland Athletics today welcomed back rookie third baseman Eric Chavez, who has been sidelined for close to a month with a torn plantar fascia muscle in his right foot.

Chavez was activated from the 15-day disabled list and is in the starting lineup for today's game with the Kansas City Royals.

It comes not a moment too soon for the Athletics (81-66), who trail the Boston Red Sox by five games in the American League wild card race with 15 to play.

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