Jesse Chavez

#53 RP / Texas Rangers / EXP: 12YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 175 lb Age: 35 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Rangers' Jesse Chavez: No relief Friday

      Jesse Chavez allowed one run on two hits while striking out one over one inning in Friday's 8-6 loss to the Athletics.What seems like a moderately ineffective relief appearance was worse. Chavez inherited three runners and allowed all three to score. For the season, he's stranded just two of eight inherited runners. The mechanical tweaks Chavez made last year that produced a career-best 2.55 ERA are not having the same impact in 2019. Friday's outing was the fifth time in seven appearances Chavez has given up runs of his own, and he has an 11.37 ERA.

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      Rangers' Jesse Chavez: Makes roster

      Jesse Chavez has nailed down a spot in the Texas Rangers' bullpen, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.Chavez was roughed up in the Cactus League, giving up eight runs and 12 hits over eight innings, but his spot in the bullpen was never in doubt. The veteran right-hander excelled in 2018, which he credited to lowering his arm angle. He'll do a little bit of everything in the bullpen; from eating innings in mop-up duty when needed to working in high-leverage situations.

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      Rangers' Jesse Chavez: Mechanical tweak works

      Jesse Chavez credits a tweak he made in his delivery that produced a career-best 2.55 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in 2018, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.While he was with the Texas Rangers early in 2018, at the behest of pitching instructor Hector Ortiz, Chavez lowered his arm angle slightly and released the ball more like an infielder. This resulted in an uptick in velocity and more movement on his fastball. From that point until he was traded to the Cubs on July 19, the right-hander compiled a 2.31 ERA while holding hitters to a .215 batting average in 35 innings. The success continued with the Cubs, for whom he had a 1.15 ERA in 39 innings. Back with the Rangers in 2019, Chavez figures to be a key piece in the bullpen.

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      Rangers' Jesse Chavez: Headed back to Texas

      Jesse Chavez agreed to a two-year contract with the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports.The deal is reportedly worth around $8 million, per Passan. Chavez opened the 2018 season with Texas before being dealt to the Cubs in July. He posted a combined 2.55 ERA and 1.06 WHIP across 95.1 innings with both teams, and was especially good after joining Chicago, notching four saves while posting a 1.15 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 42:5 K:BB across 39 innings for the Cubs. While he likely won't dethrone Jose Leclerc as the Rangers' closer, Chavez will be pitching some of the team's highest-leverage innings out of the bullpen.

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      Cubs' Jesse Chavez: Picks up save against Pirates

      Jesse Chavez recorded the save in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Pirates. He allowed a hit and struck out one.After Justin Wilson blew a save opportunity Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs turned to Chavez in this one and got better results. The veteran righty has been a valuable addition to the Chicago bullpen, and he now has a solid 2.63 ERA this season along with five saves. Chavez figures to get some high-leverage work in the playoffs.

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      Cubs' Jesse Chavez: Picks up save in extra-inning win

      Jesse Chavez allowed two baserunners but pitched a scoreless 10th inning with two strikeouts to record the save in Thursday's win over the Nationals.With Pedro Strop getting used in the bottom of the ninth inning, Chavez got the call for the 10th with the Chicago Cubs up 6-4. The 35-year-old gave up a hit and a walk to get into some trouble, but he also struck out Washington sluggers Bryce Harper and Juan Soto. Chavez now has a strong 2.92 ERA this season, and he's been a welcome addition to the Chicago bullpen since coming over in late July.

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      Cubs' Jesse Chavez: Nails down save against Mets

      Jesse Chavez struck out both batters he faced to record the save in Monday's 7-4 win over the Mets.It didn't look like Chavez would be in line for a save in this one, as the Chicago Cubs brought out Pedro Strop to begin the ninth inning. However, he put two runners on while retiring just one, and then Justin Wilson failed to retire Jay Bruce in a lefty-lefty matchup. That's when Joe Maddon turned to Chavez, and the 35-year-old struck out two hitters with the bases loaded to end the game. Chavez has excelled since coming over to Chicago, and this clutch performance should only boost his standing in the bullpen pecking order.

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      Cubs' Jesse Chavez: Picks up first win in Cubs uniform

      Jesse Chavez (4-2) picked up the win Friday against the Reds, firing a perfect 10th inning with a strikeout.Chavez retired the Reds in order on 15 pitches in the top of the 10th inning, then grabbed his first win in a Chicago Cubs uniform when David Bote delivered a walkoff home run in the bottom half of the inning. The veteran righty has been outstanding with his new team, as he now has a 1.40 ERA across his first 19.1 innings in Chicago, and he's quickly turned into a trusted bullpen option for manager Joe Maddon.

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      Cubs' Jesse Chavez: Gets save against Pirates

      Jesse Chavez walked one while recording the final two outs of Friday's 1-0 win over the Pirates to record his second save of the season.Pedro Strop and Carl Edwards Jr. both pitched Wednesday and Thursday, forcing Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon to get creative with his bullpen and use four different relievers in the eighth and ninth innings, capping things off with Chavez. The 34-year-old has been impressive since being traded from the Rangers in mid-July, posting a 1.76 ERA and 18:2 K:BB in 15.1 innings with the Cubs, but he's unlikely to become a regular part of Chicago's ninth-inning mix.

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      Cubs' Jesse Chavez: Takes loss Thursday

      Jesse Chavez (3-2) took his first loss in a Chicago Cubs uniform Thursday against the Padres, as he allowed two earned runs while retiring two batters.Chavez relieved Chicago starter Mike Montgomery with one on and one out in the top of the sixth inning, and proceeded to allow a single followed by a decisive three-run home run that put the Padres up 3-1. This was the veteran righty's first misstep with the Cubs, as he entered the night having recorded nine scoreless innings over his first six appearances with his new team. Chavez still holds a solid 3.27 ERA and should remain a trusted option in the Chicago bullpen.