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A’s, Jesse Chavez avoid arbitration with one-year deal

Jan 7, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

Jesse Chavez A's AP

Right-hander Jesse Chavez has avoided arbitration with the A’s by signing a one-year contract.

Chavez threw 57 innings with a 3.92 ERA and 55/20 K/BB ratio for the A’s last season after they picked him up from the Blue Jays on the cheap in mid-2012. He was arbitration eligible for the first time at age 30.

Oakland’s bullpen is extremely deep in quality arms, so he’s unlikely to do much beyond middle relief in low-leverage situations this season.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jan 7, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    They got him on the cheap because he was not worth much. Doubt that he will pitch in the majors for the complete 2014 season.

    • scatterbrian - Jan 7, 2014 at 3:56 PM

      What is the point of this comment? They got him cheap because he’s a middle reliever with about 3 years of service time and is therefore under team control. He also spent 5 months on the big league roster last year and is currently 6th or 7th on the bullpen depth chart.

      • proudlycanadian - Jan 7, 2014 at 5:01 PM

        I have seen him pitch. He is not very good.

  2. dhalb34 - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    Dude was clutch vs the Yankees in that 18 inning game last season. He sits at the bottom of the bullpen, but I’m glad he’s there.

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