Cubs select Jesse Chavez from Triple-A Iowa

MESA –The Chicago Cubs today selected right-handed pitcher Jesse Chavez from Triple-A Iowa. Chicago’s 40-man roster now has 40 players.

Chavez, 38, signed a minor league contract with Chicago last month. He is in his second stint with the team after being acquired by the Texas Cubs on July 19, 2018, for left-handed minor league pitcher Tyler Thomas. The right-handed pitcher went on to go 2-1 with four saves and a 1.15 ERA (5 ER/39.0 IP) in 32 relief appearances for Chicago, walking five and striking out 42 batters.

Chavez won a World Series championship with the Atlanta Braves last season, going 3-2 with a 2.14 ERA (8 ER/33.2 IP) and 1.01 WHIP in 30 matches (four starts). He made seven outings (one start) for the Braves in the playoffs, throwing 6.1 shutout frames, including 2.0 scoreless innings in the World Series against Houston.

The six-foot-one Chavez is 44-60 with 52 catches, eight saves and a 4.44 ERA (477 ER/966.2 IP) in 511 major league games (83 starts) with Pittsburgh (2008-09), Atlanta (2010, 2021), Kansas City (2010-11), Toronto (2012, 2016), Oakland (2012-15), Dodgers (2016), Angels (2017), Texas (2018 , 2019-20) and the Cubs (2018). He walked 307, struck out 868 and pitched to a WHIP of 1.34.

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