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Jesse Chavez | Relief Pitcher | #30

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 173
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Riverside CC (CA)
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 42 (0) / TEX
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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

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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

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.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 05:40:00 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.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 11:10:00 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 O.co 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.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 12:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Chris Colabello
2Justin Smoak
3Matt Dominguez
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Aaron Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Roberto Osuna
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Bo Schultz
6Franklin Morales
7Gavin Floyd
8Jesse Chavez
9Ryan Tepera
10Joe Biagini