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Jesse Chavez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 160
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Jesse Chavez wasn't provided any run support, taking the loss despite holding the Tigers to an unearned run over eight innings.
Chavez allowed a first-inning run on a Rajai Davis sacrifice fly and it turned out to be the game-deciding run as the A's fell 1-0. Chavez gave up only five hits and a pair of walks while striking out four. The right-hander is 1-5 since entering the Athletics' rotation in late April, but has a 2.80 ERA with a 36/14 K/BB ratio in 45 innings as a starter. Chavez will try to get back in the win column over the weekend at home against the Yankees. May 27 - 1:08 AM

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Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers and Athletics discussed a trade involving Jesse Chavez over the offseason.

They could wind up revisiting the talks, as the A's have baseball's worst record and the Dodgers are in need of rotation help following season-ending injuries to Brandon McCarthy (elbow) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder). Chavez began the season in Oakland's bullpen but joined the rotation late last month and has posted a 2.89 ERA and 41/13 K/BB ratio over 43 2/3 innings. The Dodgers are also known to have engaged in trade discussions with the Phillies over the winter regarding Cole Hamels, so it's possible they'll try to reel in a bigger fish than Chavez.
May 24 - 1:41 PM

Jesse Chavez allowed two earned runs in six innings Saturday in a no-decision against the White Sox.

Chavez gave up eight hits and walked two in the good-but-not-great outing. He struck out three. The right-hander has an impressive 2.63 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 35/12 K/BB ratio in 37 2/3 innings this season with the A's and should have a long leash by now on his rotation spot. Chavez will take on the Rays at Tropicana Field next week.
May 17 - 12:24 AM

Jesse Chavez provided a serviceable effort against the Mariners on Sunday, allowing four runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Chavez struck out seven and walked two in the contest. Up against Felix Hernandez, he needed a sharp effort, but he couldn't quite match the King pitch-for-pitch and fell to 1-3. The fourth inning was a tough one for Chavez, as he served up a pair of doubles to account for three runs. He would allow another run in the fifth on a Robinson Cano sacrifice fly to finish off the scoring on his line. Chavez now holds a cool 2.56 ERA and 1.01 WHIP to go with a 32/10 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings. He'll face the White Sox in his next start.
May 10 - 6:56 PM

Jesse Chavez kept the Twins largely under wraps Tuesday, allowing only an unearned run over 7 1/3 innings in the Athletics' 2-1 victory.

Chavez gave the Twins nothing all night, surrendering only four singles and one walk in the outing. He struck out seven on the evening. Things got a little dicey -- an error led to a run and Tyler Clippard had to work out of a jam in the eighth inning to retain the lead -- but the A's held on to give Chavez his first win. He'll try to keep his strong start to the season going Sunday at the Mariners.
May 6 - 12:14 AM

Jesse Chavez was hit hard in a losing effort against the Angels on Thursday afternoon, surrendering four runs on seven hits over his five innings.

Chavez punched out five on the day while walking three. He seemed to tire a bit as the game wore on, with most of the damage against him coming in a three-run uprising in the fifth inning. Even with the rough outing, Chavez sports a 2.55 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 18/7 K/BB ratio over 17 2/3 innings on the season. He'll look to get in the win column for the first time when he does battle against the Twins in Minnesota on Tuesday.
Apr 30 - 7:09 PM

Jesse Chavez will take Kendall Graveman's spot in the Athletics' rotation.

It was the presumed move after Graveman was sent down Sunday. Chavez was mostly very good as a starter for the A's last season (3.44 ERA) and allowed just one run and one hit over six frames in a spot start last week. He should be owned in AL-only formats and deeper mixed leagues.
Apr 26 - 1:20 PM

Jesse Chavez limited the Angels to two runs -- one earned -- and one hit over six innings in his spot start Thursday.

Chavez was excellent as a starter in the first half of last season, but the A's elected to go young rather than keep him in that role to start this year. Maybe they'll change things up if Kendall Graveman isn't better next time out. If Chavez does land a rotation spot, he'd be at least a streaming option in mixed leagues.
Apr 23 - 9:54 PM

Jesse Chavez allowed just one unearned run over six innings of work in Wednesday's start against the Angels.

Chavez gave up only three hits and a walk while striking out six. He ends his spring having allowed eight earned runs over 22 innings (3.27 ERA) with an 18/5 K/BB ratio. As Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports, despite Chavez's productive Cactus League showing, he is headed to the bullpen. He hasn't yet been informed yet but said "the writing's on the wall".
Apr 1 - 5:37 PM

Jesse Chavez pitched well in Friday's Cactus League start against the Rockies, surrendering two runs on six hits over his four frames.

Chavez racked up five strikeouts on the afternoon without issuing a walk. He seems to be penciled into one of the final spots in the A's starting rotation to begin the season, though he faces stiff competition from Drew Pomeranz and Kendall Graveman.
Mar 21 - 2:25 PM

Jesse Chavez allowed two runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Giants.

Chavez struggled out of the gate, allowing both runs on a Casey McGehee double, but he settled down to limit the damage the rest of the way. The right-hander struck out four in the outing. Chavez fell out of favor down the stretch last season but has an inside track on a starting job, at least initially, this year.
Mar 14 - 7:15 PM

Jesse Chavez allowed two hits and a walk over two scoreless innings in a win over the Giants in the Cactus League Wednesday.

Chavez struck out one batter on the afternoon. The 31-year-old thrived as a starter in the first half of 2014, posting a 3.14 ERA in 19 starts, but he faded down the stretch, was removed from the rotation after July and was scarcely used in September. Chavez has a chance to win a rotation spot this month, and in a young A's staff his starting experience could give him an edge.
Mar 4 - 6:52 PM

Athletics and RHP Jesse Chavez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.15 million contract.

Chavez was arbitration-eligible for the second time in his career. He posted a cool 3.45 ERA and 136/49 K/BB ratio in 146 innings (21 starts, 11 relief appearances) last season for the A's while earning $775,000. The 31-year-old right-hander is expected to open the 2015 campaign in a bullpen role.
Jan 12 - 12:42 PM

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics considered removing Jason Hammel from the rotation before ultimately deciding to just skip his turn.

Hammel holds a disappointing 6.75 ERA over seven starts for the A's and will be available in relief until next week in Houston. If he pitches poorly again in that outing, Jesse Chavez or Drew Pomeranz could take his spot the next turn through the rotation.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 09:41:00 AM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin announced Friday that Jesse Chavez has been moved back to the bullpen.

The 30-year-old gave the A's a tremendous boost over his first 21 starts, compiling a 3.44 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 119/41 K/BB ratio over 125 2/3 innings. He'll function in a middle relief role for the A's while Jason Hammel maintains the final spot in the rotation.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 06:42:00 PM

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2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
3Max Muncy
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Coco Crisp
CF1Sam Fuld
2Billy Burns
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Drew Pomeranz
5Jesse Chavez
6Kendall Graveman
7Jarrod Parker
8A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Dan Otero
5Fernando Abad
6Evan Scribner
7Edward Mujica
8Fernando Rodriguez
9Arnold Leon
10Taylor Thompson