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Chavez injures ankle, hamstring in winter ball in Venezuela

NEW YORK -- New York Mets outfielder Endy Chavez injured his
right hamstring and right ankle while playing winter ball in
Venezuela.

Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said Sunday that Chavez was hurt last
month while playing for Magallanes. Chavez is expected to be ready
for spring training next month, Horwitz said.

Chavez was limited to 71 games last season because of a strained
left hamstring. He was injured June 6 and didn't return until Aug.
28.