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Jesse Chavez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 160
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Riverside CC (CA)
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 20 - 7:17 PM

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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.
Nov 17 - 9:48 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.
Nov 6 - 9:47 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.
Sep 16 - 12:27 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.
Sep 15 - 6:10 PM

Jesse Chavez has been scratched from his start Wednesday against the White Sox due to a rib injury.

Chavez told reporters Tuesday that he's been dealing with rib soreness for a while and acknowledged that he might not be able to pitch again this season. An MRI is scheduled for Wednesday. The right-hander currently holds a 7-15 record, 4.18 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 136/48 K/BB ratio in 157 innings this year.
Sep 15 - 5:40 PM

Jesse Chavez suffered the loss Friday against the Rangers, giving up three runs over six innings of work.

All three runs scored in the first inning. He bounced back from there, but it was enough to put him on the losing side, especially with Colby Lewis dealing for Texas. Chavez struck out six and walked one and now sits at 7-15 with a 4.18 ERA on the year. He'll look to get back in the win column next week against the White Sox on the road.
Sep 11 - 11:10 PM

Jesse Chavez was hammered for five runs in two-plus innings Saturday as the A's fell to the Mariners.

Chavez gave up six hits and walked five in the rough outing at Coliseum. Seattle plated three runs in the top of the first inning and added another two in the third -- both of them charged to Chavez. The right-hander will face the Rangers on the road next week.
Sep 6 - 12:08 AM

Jesse Chavez lasted just five innings in Sunday's no-decision against the Diamondbacks, allowing three runs (one earned) on eight hits and a walk.

Chavez did manage to rack up six strikeouts on the afternoon. He danced in and out of trouble all day, with the only run charged to him coming on a David Peralta home run in the third inning. He'll carry a 3.93 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 128/42 K/BB ratio into Saturday's showdown against the Mariners.
Aug 30 - 8:16 PM

Jesse Chavez lost versus the Mariners on Tuesday, yielding six runs in 4 2/3 innings.

The Mariners rallied for three runs in both the fourth and the fifth inning. Chavez allowed two homers in the fourth. In the fifth, he gave up three singles and two walks before departing. Overall, the right-hander served up eight hits and a pair of walks while striking out three. Despite a 7-13 record, Chavez has mostly been reliable out of the rotation, carrying a 4.00 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP and a 122/41 K/BB ratio over 144 innings. He'll face the Angels at home next.
Aug 26 - 1:39 AM

Jesse Chavez held the Dodgers to two runs over eight innings Wednesday in the A's 5-2 victory.

Those runs came on a third-inning two-run homer by Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins. Chavez gave up only one other hit over his eight dominant frames while walking two and fanning six. He'll carry a 3.75 ERA into his next start on the road against the Mariners.
Aug 19 - 6:13 PM

Jesse Chavez fell to 6-12 in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Blue Jays, allowing four runs on six hits over six innings.

Chavez's nine strikeouts were two off his best K number for the season. He couldn't translate the nice stuff into a win, thanks almost completely to a rough second inning in which the Jays scored all four of their runs against the starter. He allowed an RBI single to Kevin Pillar, then surrendered a three-run home run to Ryan Goins. Frustrating, made even more frustrating by the fact that, for the game, Chavez did not even allow a hit to any of the big Jay bats. He'll carry a 3.84 ERA and 1.30 WHIP into his next start, a California showdown in Oakland against the Dodgers.
Aug 13 - 3:05 PM

Jesse Chavez tossed seven innings of one-run ball Saturday in the A's defeat of the Astros.

The only run he allowed was on a fourth-inning solo shot by Preston Tucker. Chavez walked four but also struck out four en route to his sixth win of the 2015 season. He'll carry a 3.73 ERA and 1.32 WHIP into his next scheduled start on the road against the Orioles.
Aug 8 - 7:01 PM

Jesse Chavez was chased after 3 2/3 innings, giving up six runs to the Orioles in Monday's loss.

Chris Davis put Chavez against the ropes early with a three-run home run in the first inning. Caleb Joseph added a two-run blast in the fourth. Overall, the right-hander allowed nine hits and two walks while striking out only one. It ranks as Chavez's poorest start of the year, but he still holds a 3.88 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP and a 100/33 K/BB ratio over 118 1/3 innings. He'll toe the rubber at home against the Astros in his next outing.
Aug 4 - 12:58 AM

Jesse Chavez scuffled Wednesday night against the Dodgers, surrendering three runs over five innings in a no-decision.

Chavez got a gift when opposing starter Clayton Kershaw was scratched before first pitch, but he couldn't capitalize. The 31-year-old hurler hasn't completed seven innings in a month-and-a-half and he'd given up four runs in three of his four July outings before tonight, causing his ERA to jump from 3.02 to 3.53 after tonight's outing. He'll try to turn things around against the Orioles on Monday, kicking off a two-start week.
Jul 30 - 1:40 AM

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C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Matt Hague
3Casey Kotchman
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
3David Adams
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Jiovanni Mier
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Ben Revere
2Chris Colabello
3Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
S1Marco Estrada
2R.A. Dickey
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Jesse Chavez
6Drew Hutchison
7Aaron Sanchez
8Scott Diamond
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Brett Cecil
3Aaron Loup
4Bo Schultz
5Ryan Tepera
6Pat Venditte
7Steve Delabar
8Chad Jenkins
9Blake McFarland
10Brady Dragmire