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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  1. Lunchbox45 3 years ago

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

    • Jaysfan724 3 years ago

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

    • corey23 3 years 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.

  2. zonis 3 years ago

    So now I ask the question: Why???

  3. Jason Champion 3 years ago

    In Beane we trust.

  4. itsmewade 3 years 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 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 ago

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

    • ukJaysfan 3 years 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.

  5. D.j. Wilson 3 years 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…

  6. thegoldenone 3 years 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

  7. Goriax 3 years 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.

  8. knowidyuh 3 years ago

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

  9. Runtime 3 years ago

    I thought that they were trying to make the playoffs…

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