11/20/2015 08:48 EST | Updated 11/20/2016 05:12 EST

Blue Jays Acquire Jesse Chavez In Exchange For Liam Hendriks

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OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Jesse Chavez #30 of the Oakland Athletics walks back to the dugout after he was taken out of the game against the Seattle Mariners in the top of the third inning at Coliseum on September 5, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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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