Athletics 3B Chavez has two-run single in return from DL

Updated: September 19, 1999, 9:11 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 had a two-run single in Oakland's 12-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

Chavez's return comes not a moment too soon for the Athletics (82-66), who trail the Boston Red Sox by 4 1/2 games in the American League wild card race with 14 ...

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