A’s Avoid Arbitration With Jesse Chavez

3:17pm: Chavez's one-year deal is worth $775K, reports MLBTR's Tim Dierkes (Twitter link).

12:27pm: The A's and Jesse Chavez have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com (via Twitter).  Chavez is represented by Sosnick/Cobbe, according to the MLBTR Agency Database.

Terms of the deal are not yet known, but MLBTR's Matt Swartz projected the reliever to earn $600K through arbitration.  Chavez, 30, turned in a 3.92 ERA with 8.6 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 35 relief appearances last season for the Athletics.  Oakland acquired the right-hander from the Blue Jays in August 2012 for cash considerations shortly after Toronto designated him for assignment.

The A's now have seven arbitration eligible players to go.


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7 Comments on "A’s Avoid Arbitration With Jesse Chavez"


wesleyisme
1 year 7 months ago

As much slack as A’s fans like to give Chavez, he earned this deal. I’ll never forget his lights out pitching in extra innings against the Yankees last season.

deadgeorge
1 year 7 months ago

Think you mean flak; you’re the one giving him slack. Point still stands, though–a better Jerry Blevins for half the scratch.

wesleyisme
1 year 7 months ago

You’re right, I meant “flak.”

connfyoozed .
1 year 7 months ago

Chavez should consider himself fortunate, since last year was the first one when he was even remotely successful at the major league level.

Ruben_Tomorrow
1 year 7 months ago

This guy landed Rafael Soriano in a one-for-one with the Braves and Rays. Just another example of the brilliance of Friedman. Yes, they have to shell out over 7 Million for him, but he puts up an unbelievable season and net a compensation pick for losing him the following season.

Tyler Jedrzejak
1 year 7 months ago

well the point was the braves didnt want Soriano and were hoping he would sign else where so they got a pick….not really the brilliance of Friedman it was simply who wants this guy for 7 ml

Tyler Jedrzejak
1 year 7 months ago

well the point was the braves didnt want Soriano and were hoping he would sign else where so they got a pick….not really the brilliance of Friedman it was simply who wants this guy for 7 ml