from the official Nats Site
Shocking developments: Robinson and the Nationals coaching staff were stunned to learned that Endy Chavez made no improvements with the bat during his time in Triple-A New Orleans.
The left-handed-hitting Chavez usually handles himself very well against left-handed pitching. But to Robinson's dismay, he was overmatched against Giants southpaws Scott Eyre and Jason Christiansen on Sunday afternoon.
"He acted as if he had never faced left-handed pitching before," said Robinson. "I don't know why, because he was playing in New Orleans every day. Before that he was hitting lefties. I never platooned him against left-handers. He usually held his own pretty good."
Robinson feels that a change of scenery may be best for Chavez.
"It will probably be best for him, but we can't give players away unless [we] are going to get something back," he said.
Interim general manager Jim Bowden tried to trade Chavez during Spring Training but there were no takers.
The Nationals have been frustrated that Chavez has never learned how to get on base on a consistent basis.