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Jesse Chavez | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: Los Angeles Angels
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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Angels signed RHP Jesse Chavez to a one-year, $5.75 million contract.
He'll have the potential to earn up to an additional $3 million in incentives dependent on the number of starts that he makes. He's being penciled into an Angels rotation that includes Garrett Richards, Matt Shoemaker, Ricky Nolasco and Tyler Skaggs. Fri, Nov 11, 2016 07:55:00 PM

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Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Angels have agreed to a one-year, $5.75 million deal with Jesse Chavez.

The veteran right-hander can also earn an additional $3 million in incentives. He is being signed as a starter, after working in a swing role for the past couple of years. The 33-year-old hurler posted a 4.43 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 63/18 K/BB ratio across 67 innings between the Blue Jays and Dodgers in 2016.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 06:58:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 05:25:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 03:41:00 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.
Tue, May 17, 2016 05:31:00 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.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 05:28:00 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.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 06:04:00 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.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 03:56:00 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.
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 04:16:00 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.
Sat, Feb 6, 2016 12:36:00 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
Sat, Feb 6, 2016 10:18:00 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.
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 05:19:00 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

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1B1Luis Valbuena
2C.J. Cron
2B1Danny Espinosa
2Cliff Pennington
3Kaleb Cowart
4Dustin Ackley
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Cameron Maybin
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CF1Mike Trout
2Eric Young Jr.
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Ryan LaMarre
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6Nick Tropeano
7Bud Norris
8Andrew Heaney
9Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Cam Bedrosian
3Andrew Bailey
4J.C. Ramirez
5Jose Alvarez
6Mike Morin
7Austin Adams
8Justin Miller
9Brooks Pounders
10Yusmeiro Petit
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