With Chavez able to do all that, Gibson felt comfortable starting him at third base for the first time since May 7.
"We've been working on it," Gibson said. "It's been several days in between starts, and we'll see how his knee reacts to this as well."
Chavez pinch-hit in Saturday's win over the Mets, drawing a walk in the ninth inning.
Over 31 games this season, Chavez is hitting .291 with three home runs and seven RBIs.
Chris Iseman is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.