Blue Jays Designate Jesse Chavez For Assignment

The Blue Jays have designated right-hander Jesse Chavez for assignment, according to the team's website. Toronto recalled Chavez from Triple-A Las Vegas over the weekend and he pitched one scoreless inning in the Blue Jays' 3-1 win over the Athletics on Saturday.

Chavez, 28, has 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. He has spent most of the season starting games at Triple-A, where he has a 3.72 ERA with 8.3 K/9 and 2.0 BB/9 in 77 1/3 innings. The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks made the Blue Jays an offer for Chavez earlier this year, but Toronto declined.

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8 Comments on "Blue Jays Designate Jesse Chavez For Assignment"

3 years 27 days ago

DFAed with the purpose of being “optioned”. Jays had to remove him pronto from the 25-man roster. It would have taken 48-hours to do it if they used his option.

Expect him to remain on 40-man roster this season. Good explanation to MLB mechanics of options can be found BlueJays banter website.

3 years 27 days ago

Is there any other team in the league that has as many pitchers on the 60 day DL than the Blue Jays?

D.j. Wilson
3 years 27 days ago

He just got called up

3 years 27 days ago

I believe he was sent back down anyway on Sunday in order to make room for Chad Jenkins.

3 years 27 days ago

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3 years 27 days ago

Jesse Chavez, Robert Coello, David Pauley, ,,,three guys I never want to see in a Jays uniform again, they all win the Brian Tallet award.

3 years 27 days ago

Toronto Blue Jays optioned RHP Jesse Chavez to Las Vegas 51s.

3 years 25 days ago

Haha Chavez sucks! I remember watching him give up back to back home runs to the Tribe. The Tribe offense has been horrible all year too! The guy looked like he was throwing batting practice out there.