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Jesse Chavez | Relief Pitcher | #53

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Riverside CC (CA)
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 42 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Jesse Chavez worked five scoreless innings in relief of Bartolo Colon against the Angels on Friday.
Five innings on zero days' rest, since he worked an inning on Thursday as well. Rangers manager Jeff Banister is going to get some relievers hurt this season. Maybe Chavez can handle an irregular workload, as he's dealt with the swingman before. Still, it speaks badly of the whole Rangers organization what he was asked to do tonight. Jun 2 - 1:26 AM

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Jesse Chavez pitched two shutout innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday in his first start of the Cactus League.

Chavez did walk two hitters, but he didn't give up a hit, and and he struck out two Dodger hitters. Signed on Sunday, Chavez is competing for a spot on the Rangers staff, and offers value because of his ability to pitch out of the bullpen or in a rotation. That versatility doesn't make him fantasy relevant, however, as Chavez won't miss enough bats or pick up saves to make him worth adding to a roster.
Feb 27 - 4:05 PM

Rangers signed RHP Jesse Chavez to a one-year, $1 million contract.

His salary will go up $500,000 assuming he officially makes the Opening Day roster and he can earn $1.5 million more in incentives. Chavez registered a 5.35 ERA in 38 appearances (21 starts) with the Angels last year, tallying 119 strikeouts in his 138 innings. He provides value because of his swingman ability, but he's been much more effective pitching out of the bullpen. Long relief is likely going to be his role with the Rangers when all is said and done.
Feb 21 - 7:04 PM

Jerry Crasnick of reports that Jesse Chavez has received offers from five teams and will make a decision this weekend.

He went 7-11 with a 5.35 ERA in 21 starts and 17 relief appearances with the Angels last year. He would like to start but may have to prove himself in a swingman role first. The Brewers are the only team known to have made their interest in Chavez public.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 07:48:00 PM

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Brewers have interest in free agent right-hander Jesse Chavez.

Chavez, 34, struggled with a 5.35 ERA over 21 starts and 17 relief appearances with the Angels in 2017. He might have to settle for a spring training invite this offseason.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 12:49:00 PM

The Angels are shifting Jesse Chavez to the bullpen.

Chavez has had a tough season to date, as he has pitched to a 5.43 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 22 appearances (21 starts). Troy Scribner will start in his place against the A's on Friday.
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 07:22:00 PM

Jesse Chavez allowed four earned runs over five innings Sunday in a no-decision versus Toronto.

Chavez issued two walks and gave up seven hits, including a solo homer to Ezequiel Carrera in the bottom of the first inning. He actually left the game with Anaheim leading, but the Blue Jays would rally for seven runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to steal an 11-10 afternoon victory. Chavez will carry a 5.43 ERA into his next start at home against the A's.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 05:14:00 PM

Jesse Chavez was crushed in a no-decision against the Indians on Tuesday, surrendering seven runs on five hits in 2 1/3 innings.

Chavez also walked four on the night while striking out three. All seven runs against him came in the second inning, with the big blow coming on a grand slam from Bradley Zimmer. The right-hander will bring an uninspiring 5.35 ERA and 1.42 WHIP into Sunday's start against the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Tue, Jul 25, 2017 11:53:00 PM

Jesse Chavez allowed two earned runs, eight hits and no walks with five strikeouts across six innings in a no-decision against the Nationals on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old right-hander has been rather dependable at home, and Tuesday was no exception. He is 3-4 with a 3.74 ERA across nine starts and one relief appearance at the Big A. That's impressive compared to his ugly 2-6 record and 6.10 ERA in 10 road outings. The good news for Chavez is he will be back home Sunday against Rick Porcello and the Red Sox.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 05:36:00 AM

Jesse Chavez allowed three earned runs, seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts over five innings in a loss on Saturday at Texas.

Chavez slipped to 5-10, losing his third straight start and fourth consecutive decision dating back to his last win on June 6 in Detroit. The home folks haven't witnessed a Chavez victory since May 15. He heads into the All-Star break with four straight non-quality starts and a 4.99 ERA over 101 innings across 18 starts and one relief appearance.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 02:04:00 AM

Jesse Chavez allowed two earned runs, four hits and two walks with three strikeouts over five innings in a loss Sunday against the Mariners.

Chavez threw just 56 of his 96 pitches for strikes and he failed to last longer than 5 2/3 innings for the third straight outing and fifth time in the past six starts. On a positive note, he was able to lower his ERA for the second straight outing. He'll look to get back into the win column Saturday in Texas.
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 11:23:00 PM

Jesse Chavez allowed two earned runs, two hits and four walks while striking out five batters over 5 1/3 innings in a road loss against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Chavez threw just 54 of his 100 pitches for strikes, but he limited the damage. However, his offense was unable to dent Kenta Maeda for any runs and Chavez was unable avoid his eighth loss. He'll look to get back into the win column Sunday when the Mariners visit the Big A.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 01:15:00 AM

Jesse Chavez allowed five runs over four innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Yankees.

Chavez gave up seven hits, including an Aaron Judge three-run homer, and walked two in the start. The Angels actually came back to win the game by a decent margin, but the 33-year-old couldn't stick around long enough to earn his sixth win. He's been up and down, but mostly down, through 16 appearances, including 15 starts, this year, posting a 5.15 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 85 2/3 innings of work, but with the recent release of Doug Fister it at least seems like the Angels don't have many better options to replace Chavez in the rotation. An interleague date with the "crosstown" Dodgers awaits Tuesday.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 12:40:00 AM

Jesse Chavez allowed two earned runs while scattering nine hits over seven innings in a loss Friday against the Royals.

Chavez posted his first quality start in three June outings, and he didn't allow a walk for the first time in five appearances. However, while there was a lack of run support, he allowed a season-high nine hits to dig his own grave. He'll look to get back into the win column Thursday at N.Y. Yankees.
Sat, Jun 17, 2017 04:03:00 AM

Jesse Chavez yielded six runs on four hits over 3 2/3 innings in Sunday's win over the Astros.

Chavez struck out three and walked four in what devolved into a dismal afternoon's work. Three of the six runs on his line scored on the home run, with Georgia Springer taking him deep for a two-run shot in the third inning and Yuli Gurriel rocking a solo shot off the veteran in the fourth. Chavez will bring a 5.06 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into a home start against the Royals next time he to the mound.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017 07:21:00 PM

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