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Jesse Chavez | Relief Pitcher | #58

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 173
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Riverside CC (CA)
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 42 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Dodgers acquired RHP Jesse Chavez and cash considerations from the Blue Jays for RHP Mike Bolsinger.
The 32-year-old Chavez has posted a 4.57 ERA and 42/10 K/BB ratio out of Toronto's bullpen this season. He's making $4 million this season, so the Blue Jays picked up some of the tab in order to get the deal done. Aug 1 - 5:25 PM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers have acquired Jesse Chavez from the Blue Jays.

No word yet on what the Blue Jays will receive in return. Chavez, 32, has posted a 4.57 ERA and 42/10 K/BB ratio over 41 1/3 innings this season. He has exclusively pitched out of the bullpen this year, but he also offers starting experience.
Aug 1 - 3:41 PM

Jesse Chavez will receive a three-game suspension for his role in Sunday afternoon's fracas with the Rangers, per beat writer Shi Davidi of

Chavez was ejected immediately for throwing at Prince Fielder in the bottom of the eighth inning, after the nastiest part of the brawl had already unfolded. Chavez walked off the mound right away and probably knew more punishment would be coming from the commissioner's office. He will not appeal. The right-hander holds a sharp 3.14 ERA and 17/5 K/BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings this season out of the Toronto bullpen.
May 17 - 5:31 PM

Jesse Chavez (back) won't be available for Thursday's game against the Orioles.

He's still battling a sore back. The Blue Jays are hoping he'll return this weekend against the Athletics. Chavez has been sidelined since April 15. He owns a 2.08 ERA over five appearances this year.
Apr 21 - 5:28 PM

Jesse Chavez (back) is unlikely to pitch in Wednesday's contest with the Orioles.

Chavez has not pitched since April 15. To this point, there has been no indication that his wonky back will be sending him to the disabled list. Per manager John Gibbons, closer Roberto Osuna will be available against the O's if needed.
Apr 20 - 6:04 PM

Jesse Chavez pitched two perfect innings and struck out three Monday in relief against the Phillies.

As suspected, Chavez's performance this spring was irrelevant to his cause; he was strictly the fallback if Aaron Sanchez failed to step up or if someone got hurt. Chavez will certainly make some starts at some point, but he'll find himself in middle relief initially.
Mar 28 - 3:56 PM

Jesse Chavez allowed one run in two innings if relief work Sunday against the Astros.

Chavez is competing with Aaron Sanchez and Drew Hutchison for the fifth spot in Toronto's rotation, but his performance this spring will mean a whole lot less for his chances of getting the job than that of the other two. After all, the Jays already know that Chavez is a perfectly solid starter or swingman. What they want to find out is whether Sanchez or Hutchison can be more than that.
Mar 6 - 4:16 PM

Jesse Chavez won his arbitration case against the Blue Jays and will make $4 million in 2016.

Chavez and the Jays were only $400,000 apart when submitting figures, so the Jays aren't hurt too badly by the right-hander winning here. The 32-year-old right-hander posted a 4.18 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 136/48 K/BB ratio over 157 innings for the Athletics in 2015. The signing leaves American League MVP Josh Donaldson as the only arbitration-eligible Blue Jay who remains unsigned.
Feb 6 - 12:36 PM

The Associated Press reports that the arbitration hearing between the Blue Jays and Jesse Chavez was heard on Friday, with a ruling expected on Saturday.

The two sides are only $400,000 apart, with Chavez requesting $4 million and the Jays countering at $3.6 million. Acquired via trade from the Athletics this winter, Chavez could function in a swingman role for the Blue Jays in 2016, depending on how they choose to proceed with Aaron Sanchez.
Source: Sportsnet
Feb 6 - 10:18 AM

Jesse Chavez requested $4 million and was offered $3.6 million by the Blue Jays when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

It's not much of a difference, so chances are the two sides will be able to work something out. Chavez was acquired via trade from the A's back in November.
Jan 15 - 5:19 PM

Blue Jays acquired RHP Jesse Chavez from the Athletics for RHP Liam Hendriks.

Chavez provides much needed depth to the Blue Jays rotation at a very affordable cost. The 32-year-old right-hander faded a bit in the second half, but still finished with a respectable 4.18 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 136/48 K/BB ratio over a career-high 157 innings with the A's in 2015.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 07:17:00 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports writes that multiple teams are showing "significant trade interest" in Jesse Chavez.

The A's just signed Rich Hill to a one-year contract, which could facilitate a trade of Chavez. The 32-year-old right-hander held a 4.18 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 136/48 K/BB ratio over 157 innings (26 starts, four relief appearances). He was put on the 60-day disabled list in mid-September after fracturing a rib, but should be ready for spring training regardless of whether he's with the A's or another club.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 09:48:00 PM

Athletics activated RHP Jesse Chavez from the 60-day disabled list.

He's back on the 40-man roster. Chavez broke a rib in September but should have a normal offseason.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 09:47:00 AM

Athletics placed RHP Jesse Chavez on the 60-day disabled list, retroactive to September 12, with a fractured rib.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Barry Zito. Chavez is out for the season.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 12:27:00 PM

Jesse Chavez is done for the season after being diagnosed with a non-displaced rib fracture.

The fear had been that a rib injury would end his season and now we have a specific diagnosis. Chavez had a nice year for the A's, putting up a 4.18 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 136/48 K/BB ratio over 157 innings. He'll be arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter. Cody Martin will take Chavez's spot in the rotation.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 06:10:00 PM

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