The A’s have placed 32-year old lefty swinging DH Eric Chavez on the 15-day disabled list with neck spasms. Chavez has played in 33 games this season for the A’s and he is 26 of 110 (.234 avg, .610 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 1 homer, 10 RBIs and 31 whiffs. 31-year old lefty swinging Jack Cust will replace him as the starting DH and he might not give the job back. Cust has played in 7 games for the A’s this year and he is 7 of 21 (.333 avg, .773 OPS) with 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs. The A’s have activated starting 2B Mark Ellis off the D.L. to replace Chavez on the active roster. Ellis has played in 8 games for the A’s this year and he is 10 of 31 (.323 avg, .769 OPS) with 8 runs scored and 3 RBIs. The A’s are getting closer to full power with Ellis & Crisp coming off the D.L. so we’ll get a closer look as to what they really look like soon.