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2016 Dodgers review: Jesse Chavez

Swing man pitched 21 games in relief for the Dodgers over the final two months

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Jesse Chavez pitched two months for the Dodgers. Here is a recap of his 2016 season.

What went right

The Dodgers acquired Chavez and $1.15 million from the Blue Jays on Aug. 1 in exchange for pitcher Mike Bolsinger.

Chavez held right-handed batters to .258/.300/.394 during his time with the Dodgers, in 70 plate appearances.

Chavez was one of 12 different pitchers to make at least 20 relief appearances in 2016.

In his final 21 appearances of the season, Chavez posted a 2.70 ERA with 19 strikeouts and five walks in 23⅓ innings.

What went wrong

In his first four days after the Dodgers acquired him, Chavez had two rough outings. He allowed two runs on three hits and two walks in one inning on Aug. 2, then allowed five runs on four hits and two walks, including a home run, in 1⅓ innings on Aug. 5.

Left-handers hit .314/.385/.457 against Chavez with the Dodgers.

Chavez was left off the Dodgers’ postseason roster for both the NLDS and NLCS.

2016 particulars

Age: 32

Stats: 4.21 ERA, 3.96 FIP, 21 K, 8 BB in 25⅔ IP; -0.1 rWAR, 0.1 fWAR

Salary: $4 million, of which the Dodgers were responsible for roughly $205,000.

Game of the year

On Sept. 5, Chavez was part of the greatest duo in Dodger Stadium history.

Roster status

Chavez signed as a free agent with the Angels as a starter, and will earn a base salary of $5.75 million in 2017.