Chavez was traded to the Blue Jays on Friday for Liam Hendriks, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. The Jays have a hole in the rotation, with David Price likely heading elsewhere in free agency. Chavez has had a FIP under 4.00 in each of the last three seasons, and he pitched a career-high 157 innings in 2015 before being shut down after suffering a broken rib. It's a downgrade in ballpark for the veteran righty, but an indisputable upgrade in projected run support, so he could win double-digit games for the first time in his career.
Athletics pitcher Jesse Chavez has a non-displaced rib fracture and his season is over, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports. The 32-year-old righty predictably regressed this season, posting a 4.18 ERA compared to a 3.45 ERA in 2014. That said, his 3.86 FIP was almost identical to his 3.89 FIP from last season, so that is probably a good gauge of his true talent. He should compete for a spot at the back of Oakland's rotation next spring. Cody Martin will make the start Wednesday against the White Sox and could stick in Oakland's rotation down the stretch.
Athletics pitcher Jesse Chavez has been scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. Chavez told reporters that he's dealing with rib soreness and has been having trouble breathing. An X-ray revealed no serious damage, and the team is considering sending him home to undergo an MRI. With only a few weeks remaining in the season, Chavez indicated that he may not pitch again in 2015. Oakland is yet to announce who will take the hill in Chavez's place Wednesday.
Athletics starter Jesse Chavez failed to pick up a win for the fourth straight outing, as he allowed three runs on six hits over six innings in a 4-0 loss to the Rangers on Friday. Chavez walked one and struck out six, but got no support from his offense as Colby Lewis was nearly perfect on the other side. All three runs against Chavez (7-15, 4.18 ERA) came in the very first inning. After that he was very sharp, retiring the final eight men he faced.
Athletics starter Jesse Chavez continued his recent trend of poor outings, as he struggled again on Saturday against the Mariners. Chavez allowed five runs on six hits over two-plus innings. He walked five and struck out two, throwing just 24 of his 60 pitches for strikes. Chavez (7-14, 4.17 ERA) got off to a rocky start, as he allowed three runs in top of the first inning. He gave up a lead-off single in the third inning which was followed by a two-run home run by Logan Morrison. He walked the next batter, and that was all that manager Bob Melvin needed to see before making a switch. The right-hander is now 2-3 with a 5.25 ERA in his last six starts, and his season ERA is at the highest mark of the season.