The A’s have acquired RHP Jesse Chavez from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations. Chavez had pitched in 9 games (2 starts) for the Blue Jays this season and had a 1-1 record with a 8.44 ERA. Over 21.1 innings in Toronto he had a 11.39 SO/9 and a .333 BABIP and a 5.91 FIP. He has a career 5.74 ERA, a 5.17 FIP (4.43 xFIP) and a 3.57 BB/9 rate.
The club has not announced what his role will be with the club, but it seems likely he will spend most of his time in Sacramento. He had pitched in 19 games (17 starts) for Triple-A Las Vegas this season and over 95 innings has a .294 BABIP with a 3.42 FIP.
In other A’s news, the club has optioned Tyson Ross back to Sacramento and recalled Jim Miller. Miller has made 24 relief appearances for Oakland this season and over 33.1 innings has a 2.16 ERA, a .250 BABIP and a 4.66 FIP. His biggest issue this season has been the walks, having a 4.86 BB/9 rate on the season so far.