TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have required some pitching depth for their starting rotation, acquiring right-hander Jesse Chavez from Oakland in exchange for right-hander Liam Hendriks.
The deal was announced Friday night.
Chavez made 30 appearances, including 26 starts for the Athletics last season, going 7-15 with a 4.18 earned-run average and setting career-highs in games started, innings pitched (157.0) and equalling his best strikeout total (136).
Over his past two seasons Chavez has posted a 3.83 ERA after recording a 5.48 ERA in his first six years in the majors.
He returns to Toronto after appearing in nine games for the Blue Jays (two starts) during the 2012 season.
Hendriks is 8-15 with a 5.15 ERA over his major league career (97 games, 34 starts).
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