D-backs place Eric Chavez on DL, call up 3B Matt Davidson, LHP Eury De La Rosa

Aug 11, 2013, 5:59 PM | Updated: 5:59 pm
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The Arizona Diamondbacks made a few roster moves on Sunday morning.

Manager Kirk Gibson announced the team placed veteran third baseman Eric Chavez on the DL with knee and hip soreness and promoted third baseman Matt Davidson and left-hander Eury De La Rosa from Triple-A.

The moves come a day after the D-backs optioned right-hander David Hernandez to Triple-A Reno following Saturday night’s 4-1 loss to the Mets.

Chavez is batting .299 with nine home runs and 40 RBI in 194 at-bats for Arizona.

Davidson is ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the D-backs’ farm system. The third baseman won the MVP of the MLB Futures Game and was the Triple-A HR Derby champion last month.

The 6’2, 225-pounder is hitting .278 with 16 home runs and 68 RBIs for the Reno Aces this season.

De La Rosa, who enjoyed a stint with the D-backs in July, pitched 2.1 scoreless innings and struck out three in two Major League appearances in 2013.

The 23-year-old southpaw is 3-5 with a 5.26 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 49.2 innings pitched for the Aces this year.

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