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NL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
48-30 4-6 L1
46-33 7-3 W2
41-38 5-5 L1
36-40 6-4 W3
29-51 5-5 L3

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 1 1 2.78 39 9 1.36

Top Jesse Chavez News

  • Braves' Jesse Chavez: Picks up third hold

    Chavez walked one and struck out one in one-third of an inning Sunday to record his third hold of the season in an extra-innings loss to the Dodgers.

    Entering the game with two outs in the seventh inning and a runner on first base, Chavez walked Trayce Thompson before fanning Trea Turner. The right-hander appears to have moved into a higher-leverage role in the Atlanta bullpen, as all three of his holds have come in his last four appearances -- part of a 10-game scoreless streak that has seen Chavez post a 0.89 WHIP and 14:4 K:BB over his last 12.1 innings.

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  • Braves' Jesse Chavez: Serves up walkoff homer

    Chavez (0-1) took the loss Wednesday as Atlanta fell to the Brewers, giving up two runs (one earned) on one hit while only recording one out.

    Kenley Jansen and Darren O'Day each blew saves in the ninth and 10th innings as Atlanta couldn't put the game away, and after Chavez got the final out of the 10th, he completed the bullpen collapse by serving up a leadoff blast to Keston Hiura in the bottom of the 11th. Chavez remains in a low-leverage role and has yet to record a win, save or hold through 11 appearances, with his 4.40 ERA and 1.47 WHIP offering little fantasy value.

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  • Braves' Jesse Chavez: Starting Friday

    Chavez is starting Friday's game against the Brewers, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    The right-hander's first eight appearances of the season have come as a reliever, and he's posted a 2.84 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 13:2 K:BB in 12.2 innings. However, Chavez will draw the start in Friday's series opener against Milwaukee after Bryce Elder and Kyle Muller were recently demoted. Chavez made just four starts in 2021, so it's possible he moves back to the bullpen following Friday's outing.

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  • Braves' Jesse Chavez: Shipped to Atlanta

    Chavez was traded from the Cubs to Atlanta on Wednesday in exchange for Sean Newcomb and cash considerations.

    Chavez signed a split deal with Chicago in March but will now return to Atlanta, where he spent the 2021 campaign. He had a 2.14 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 36:11 K:BB over 33.2 innings for the reigning champs last year.

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  • Cubs' Jesse Chavez: Secures roster spot

    Chavez's contract was selected by the Cubs on Saturday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    The 38-year-old looked like he might be toast following the 2020 season, as he struggled to a 6.88 ERA that year while posting a 16.9 percent strikeout rate. He bounced back in a big way last season, however, posting a career-best 2.14 ERA in 33.2 innings for Atlanta as his strikeout rate jumped all the way up to a career-high 27.1 percent.

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  • Cubs' Jesse Chavez: Earns win Wednesday

    Chavez allowed an unearned run across two innings to pick up the win in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Athletics. He gave up two hits and struck out two.

    The veteran reliever is in camp as a non-roster invitee, though he seems pretty likely to earn a bullpen role. Chavez pitched for the Cubs along with the Rangers back in 2018, when he posted a strong 2.55 ERA across 95.1 innings. He was good with Atlanta last year as well, registering a 2.14 ERA and 1.01 WHIP while striking out 36 batters across 33.2 innings. Chavez should slot in somewhere in front of closer Rowan Wick and could see high-leverage work this season.

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  • Cubs' Jesse Chavez: Lands with Cubs

    Chavez agreed to a contract Sunday with the Cubs, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. He will join the team on a minor-league/split contract, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Though the 38-year-old right-hander will be attending Cubs camp as a non-roster invitee, he's not only a good bet to make the Opening Day roster, but to also fill a prominent role out of the bullpen right away. Chavez proved to be a quality middle-inning option for the World Series champion Atlanta squad in 2021, submitting a 2.14 ERA and 1.01 WHIP while striking out 36 over 33.2 innings. He'll give a talent-barren Cubs bullpen a setup option for presumptive closer Rowan Wick after Codi Heuer (elbow) recently underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery.

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  • Braves' Jesse Chavez: Effective as opener

    Chavez tossed a perfect first inning in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NLCS. He didn't factor into the decision.

    Chavez stepped in on short notice Wednesday after Huascar Ynoa (shoulder) was scratched, and he required just 11 pitches to get through the first inning. The right-hander still hasn't allowed a run in 4.1 innings across five postseason appearances, and he should be available as a reliever for the remainder of the series following Wednesday's short outing.

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  • Braves' Jesse Chavez: Starting Game 4

    Chavez will start Game 4 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Wednesday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

    Huascar Ynoa was poised to start Wednesday's bullpen game for Atlanta, but he was a late scratch with shoulder inflammation. Chavez will instead open things up in Game 4, and he has yet to allow an earned run across 3.1 innings this postseason. The 38-year-old is unlikely to pitch much more than an inning before giving way to the likes of Drew Smyly or A.J. Minter, who are more likely to cover multiple frames.

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  • Braves' Jesse Chavez: Starting Saturday

    Chavez will start Saturday's game against the Mets.

    Chavez will likely serve as an opener in Saturday's matchup since Atlanta plans to utilize its bullpen in the penultimate game of the regular season. The right-hander has recorded a 0.79 ERA and 0.71 WHIP in 11.1 innings across his last 11 appearances.

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  • Braves' Jesse Chavez: Opening again Sunday

    Chavez will start Sunday's game against the Padres, Mark Bowman of reports.

    Chavez will once again serve as an opener with Atlanta employing a bullpen game for the series finale in San Diego. The veteran right-hander has a 2.37 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 34:11 K:BB over 30.1 innings this season, and he's unlikely to pitch much more than an inning Sunday.

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  • Braves' Jesse Chavez: To serve as opener

    Atlanta manager Brian Snitker announced that Chavez will serve as the team's opening pitcher in a bullpen game Tuesday in Arizona, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

    Chavez will be filling the rotation spot that previously belonged to Touki Toussaint, who will be available out of the bullpen Tuesday along with all of Atlanta's other relievers, according to Snitker. In his lone other outing as an opener this season back on June 24 against the Reds, Chavez covered 2.1 innings and gave up two runs while striking out three. He's made only two one-inning appearances over the past week, so Chavez should be able to cover 2-to-3 frames Tuesday before giving way to the bullpen.

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  • Braves' Jesse Chavez: Picks up third win

    Chavez (3-2) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in one inning to earn the win Sunday against the Nationals.

    Chavez wasn't particularly sharp in Sunday's outing, as he allowed the Nationals to bring the game within one run in the bottom of the fifth inning. However, he nabbed his third win of 2021 since Atlanta's bullpen tossed four scoreless frames after the right-hander left the game. Chavez has now allowed runs in three of his last four relief appearances, and he's recorded a 12.27 ERA and 3.00 WHIP in 3.2 innings across that span.

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  • Braves' Jesse Chavez: Nabs second win of the season

    Chavez (2-2) worked around a walk in a scoreless inning of relief, picking up the win in Saturday's 8-1 victory over the Brewers.

    The journeyman reliever has rattled off 10 straight scoreless appearances. He has also now garnered wins in two straight outings. The 37-year-old will bring a 1.38 ERA into Sunday's game.

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  • Braves' Jesse Chavez: Stuck with second loss

    Chaves (0-2) allowed an unearned run on one hit and a walk while striking out two over an inning as he took the loss against the Rays on Friday.

    Chavez entered to begin extra innings and ended up allowing an RBI single to Austin Meadows to give the Rays a 7-6 lead. Atlanta was unable to extend or end the game in the bottom half of the frame, leaving Chavez in line for his second loss of the year. Since debuting with Atlanta on June 24, the 37-year-old has posted a 2.08 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 14:3 K:BB over 8.2 innings.

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  • Braves' Jesse Chavez: Takes loss in season debut

    Chavez (0-1) allowed two earned runs on two hits and a walk while striking out three across 2.1 innings, taking the loss to the Reds on Thursday.

    Chavez surrendered a pair of doubles that led to a pair of runs scoring against him. It wasn't a terrible performance for it being his first big-league action of the season, as he reached his projected innings total in the bullpen game. The 37-year-old has been successful in the minors this season with a 2.25 ERA through 20 innings in Triple-A but has limited fantasy value .

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 175 lbs
Birthplace: San Gabriel, CA
Age: 38
Experience: 11
Bats/Throws: R, R