LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers have added to their bullpen, acquiring right-hander Jesse Chavez from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for pitcher Mike Bolsinger, The Dodgers also got cash in the deal from Toronto.
Chavez has a 4.57 ERA in 39 games in relief this season, with 42 strikeouts and just 10 walks in 41⅓ innings. His bugaboo has been the home run ball, with nine allowed so far this season, half of his total in 157 innings with the A's in 2015.
Opposing batters are hitting .269/.318/.481 against Chavez, who went to Miller High School in Fontana and Riverside Community College.
Chavez, who turns 33 on Aug. 21, made 47 starts and 15 relief appearances with Oakland in 2014-2015, totaling 303 innings in those two seasons.
Bolsinger made 21 starts for the Dodgers as essentially a league average pitcher in 2015, and won the fifth starter job this year at the end of spring training, but the day he was anointed he hurt his oblique and missed six weeks. Bolsinger had a 6.83 ERA in six starts for the Dodgers this season, and was moved to a relief role in Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he had a 3.41 ERA this season in 29 innings, with 34 strikeouts and 10 walks.
Chavez is making $4 million this season, with roughly $1,355,191 remaining for the rest of the year. The Dodgers will receive $1.15 million from Toronto, due Sept. 1, per the Associated Press, to help offset the salary.
He will be a free agent after 2016.