Chavez was let go by the Angels on Friday.
The veteran joined the team as a non-roster invitee in February but failed to impress this spring. In 4.1 Cactus League innings, he gave up seven runs on nine hits, striking out two and walking three. Now 37 years old and coming off a pair of seasons in which he struggled to a combined 5.21 ERA, it's possible his big-league days are over.
Chavez signed a minor-league contract with the Angels on Friday that includes an invitation to major-league spring training, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The veteran right-hander posted a 5.21 ERA and 1.38 WHIP across 95 innings for the Rangers over the past two seasons, but he'll receive a chance to showcase himself in camp with the Angels. Chavez had a 2.55 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 92:17 K:BB over 95.1 innings during 2018 and should be able to earn a roster spot if able to recapture that form.
Chavez (toe) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Sunday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Chavez will take the roster spot of Joely Rodriguez (hamstring), who is done for the season. While Chavez was decent enough last year, he has struggled to an 8.74 ERA and 1.68 WHIP through 12 appearances this season, blowing three leads along the way. The 37-year-old is in the final year of his contract and this may be it for his major-league career.
Chavez was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left big toe sprain, retroactive to Aug. 23.
Chavez has struggled during recent appearances and now carries an 8.74 ERA and 1.68 WHIP over 11.1 innings this season as he's blown three saves. It's unclear how the 37-year-old sustained his injury or whether he'll be able to return after spending the minimum amount of time on the injured list.
Chavez allowed two runs in two-thirds of an inning and blew his third save of the season in Thursday's 8-7 loss to the Padres.
Chavez entered in the bottom of the eighth inning to preserve a 6-5 lead but yielded back-to-back home runs to Ty France and Austin Hedges. It was the sixth time in 11 outings the reliever has allowed runs, and Chavez has given up six long balls in just 10.2 innings. He was once considered an important bullpen piece, but an 8.71 ERA (10.23 FIP) and 5.2 HR/9 should put an end to those thoughts.
Chavez (elbow) is expected to be ready for Opening Day, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
This is not exactly earth-shattering news -- after all, Chavez was projected for a mid-May return before the shutdown -- but it's nice to get confirmation that he has not experienced any setbacks in recent months. The veteran's overall numbers from last year are ugly, though he was pitching quite well with a 3.30 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in the first half before the elbow issue popped up. He will likely pitch exclusively in relief this season.
Chavez (elbow) is starting a throwing program designed to have him pitching off a mound by mid-May, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Chavez was headed for a stint on the injured list before spring training shut down. He made just one appearance during the Cactus League, as the elbow injury has lingered since the end of last season. The Rangers are using the delayed start to the season to get Chavez ready at a measured pace. He's been throwing out to 60 feet and is expected to be long-tossing by the end of April.
Chavez (elbow) will open the season on the injured list, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Chavez underwent surgery to remove loose bodies from his elbow in September. While he was supposedly at full strength to start camp, he saw action in just one Cactus League game and evidently needs more time.
Chavez (elbow) is at full strength as the Rangers begin spring training, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Chavez had his 2019 season cut short by an elbow impingement that eventually required surgery. It was an issue he dealt with, but he finally made the decision to go under the knife. With experience as both a starter and reliever, Chavez was moved into the rotation at one point during 2019, but he'll throw out of the bullpen in 2020.
Chavez underwent surgery to remove loose bodies from his right elbow Monday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Chavez finished the season with a 4.85 ERA in 78 innings. He'll be shut down for eight weeks but will then start a throwing program in time to be ready for the start of spring training.
Chavez (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday.
Chavez has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season with an elbow injury; he'll be reexamined this week to determine if surgery is necessary to address the bone spur in his right elbow. In the first year of his two-year, $8 million contract with Texas, the veteran hurler posted a 4.85 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 72:22 K:BB across 78 innings. Yohander Mendez (elbow) was activated from the IL and optioned to the minors in a corresponding move.
Chavez (elbow) will not pitch again this season, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The right-hander was placed on the injured list earlier this month, with the injury initially labeled a right elbow impingement. Further testing revealed a bone spur, and Chavez will be examined again next week to determine if surgery will be necessary. Chavez posted a 4.85 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 72:22 K:BB over 78 innings in the first year of a two-year, $8 million contract with Texas.
Chavez was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a right elbow impingement, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
It's unclear as to when this injury cropped up, but Chavez has surrendered five runs over his last two outings, so it could explain his recent struggles. David Carpenter has been recalled from Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding move.
Chavez allowed one hit and struck out two through a scoreless ninth inning to record his first save in a 9-7 win over the Mariners on Wednesday.
Chavez allowed a single, but he otherwise made quick work of the Mariners to nail down his first save. The right-hander received the save opportunity after Jose Leclerc blew a save Sunday, but this appears to be a committee going forward. Chavez has a 4.42 ERA with a 8.5 K/9 and a 2.7 BB/9 through 43 appearances this season.
Chavez will pitch out of the bullpen moving forward, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Chavez didn't even make it out of the first inning during Wednesday's start, surrendering seven runs over just two-thirds of an inning before being removed. As a result, he'll move to a relief role. The right-hander owns a 4.72 ERA and 1.31 WHIP with a 62:20 K:BB over 68.2 innings this season (nine starts).
Chavez (3-5) gave up seven runs on five hits and one walk while striking out none through two-thirds of an inning to take the loss against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Chavez allowed seven baserunners and seven runs before being removed without making it through the first inning. The 35-year-old has a 4.72 ERA and an 8.1 K/9 with a 2.6 BB/9 through 39 appearances this season. Chavez will look to get back on track in his next start Monday against the Mariners at T-Mobile Park.
Chavez didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 9-8 win over the Astros, surrendering seven runs (six earned) on seven hits -- including three home runs -- and two walks over 5.1 innings while striking out three.
It was a wild night at Globe Life Park, with the two teams combining for nine homers and Chavez only escaping his third straight loss thanks to a late Texas rally from an 8-4 deficit. The right-hander now has a 3.84 ERA and 62:19 K:BB through 68 innings, and with the Rangers getting two off days next week, Chavez should receive some extra rest before his next start.
Chavez (3-4) took the loss Saturday, allowing five runs (four earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings against Minnesota.
The 35-year-old permitted three runs in the second inning and two more in the fourth as he could not get big outs with men on base. Chavez had done well in his previous three starts, throwing 17.1 innings and allowing just four earned runs with an 18:0 K:BB. He'll take a respectable 3.30 ERA and 1.29 WHIP into the All-Star Break along with a 59:17 K:BB for the season.
Chavez (3-3) yielded four runs (three earned) on five hits across six innings Sunday, striking out eight and taking the loss against Tampa Bay.
Most of the damage against Chavez came in the fourth and fifth innings, when he allowed three runs, including a solo shot from Tommy Pham. His season ERA bumped to 2.97 in 57.2 innings. For now, it appears that Chavez should stick around the Rangers' rotation. He is scheduled to make his next start in Minnesota on Friday.
Chavez (3-2) picked up the win Tuesday, allowing one unearned run on five hits over 6.1 innings while striking out seven in a 5-3 victory over the Tigers.
It was the 35-year-old's longest outing in over two years, and while the quality of the opponent has to be taken into consideration, Chavez bought himself some job security in his new role as the Rangers' fifth starter. He'll carry a 2.79 ERA and 48:15 K:BB through 51.2 innings into his next outing Sunday in Tampa Bay.
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