Former A's Eric Chavez and Jason Giambi new names on this year's Hall of Fame ballot

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Former A's Eric Chavez and Jason Giambi new names on this year's Hall of Fame ballot
Former A's Eric Chavez and Jason Giambi new names on this year's Hall of Fame ballot

A pair of former Oakland Athletics are among 16 new names on the 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot, the MLB announced Monday. Longtime third baseman Eric Chavez and slugger Jason Giambi make their first appearance on ballots this year — along with probable first-ballot player Derek Jeter. They have 10 years to garner at least 75 percent of the votes before their names are kicked off the ballot. Giambi joins a ballot already clogged with names mired by controversy. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa — stuck in PED limbo — are in their final few years of candidacy. Giambi won the MVP in 2000 and played eight years for the Oakland A's before joining the New York Yankees for seven seasons.

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