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