Athletics Acquire Jesse Chavez

The Athletics announced that they acquired right-hander Jesse Chavez from the Blue Jays for cash considerations. Oakland's 40-man roster is now full.

Chavez, 29, posted an 8.44 ERA with 11.4 K/9 and 4.2 BB/9 in 21 1/3 innings with the Blue Jays this year before getting designated for assignment. He has spent most of the season starting games at Triple-A, where he has a 3.98 ERA with 8.1 K/9 and 1.9 BB/9 in 95 innings. The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks made the Blue Jays an offer for Chavez earlier this year, but Toronto declined.


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16 Comments on "Athletics Acquire Jesse Chavez"


Lunchbox45
3 years 8 days ago

Didn’t a japanese team offer the jays cash for him earlier this year, and they said no?

Jaysfan724
3 years 8 days ago

I’m surprised that K/9 ratio is so high…not surprised everything else is though.

corey23
3 years 8 days ago

“The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks made the Blue Jays an offer for Chavez earlier this year, but Toronto declined.”

it appears yes. I imagine they asked him and he said no.

zonis
3 years 8 days ago

So now I ask the question: Why???

Jason Champion
3 years 8 days ago

In Beane we trust.

itsmewade
3 years 8 days ago

What do Jays fans think of him? You think he will be any good? I don’t remember watching him play.

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 days ago

in a relief role he’d be okay. don’t think he can start though, he fights himself and blows up

johnsmith4
3 years 8 days ago

Throws 95 MPH. Poor command. Gives up many HRers. Has potential (in that he has stuff). But, running out of time.

agureghian
3 years 7 days ago

sounds like tyson ross

ukJaysfan
3 years 8 days ago

Org depth only. Can be a starter or a reliever, but very hittable. Put simply, with all the pitching injuries Toronto is dealing with, they can afford to get rid of him.

D.j. Wilson
3 years 8 days ago

He has a good strikeout/per 9 innings rate. Decent reliever, tends to struggle as a starter. Probably just depth at Sacramento since we lost Colon and will be getting Straily/Griffin back soon…

thegoldenone
3 years 8 days ago

my guess he is the long man for about 6 days while Blackley makes one start before Straily comes back. Will be Dfa’d by the A’s by Aug 31

Goriax
3 years 8 days ago

Absolutely horrendous x 10 as a starter, but not as bad as a reliever. Problem with him is that his 95 mph is either a ball or it gets hit somewhere far away because its straight as a string. I hated him as a Jay but I also understand that he was only trying to fill a huge void. Good luck in Oaktown man.

knowidyuh
3 years 8 days ago

Another guy with a nice K:BB ratio. Beane loves those guys.

Runtime
3 years 7 days ago

I thought that they were trying to make the playoffs…

3 years 7 days ago

You’re right, this should put an end to that charade.