The Dodgers must really like Oakland.
In yet another trade deadline move, the Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired former Oakland Athletic and current Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jesse Chavez in exchange for minor league pitcher Mike Bolsinger.
Dodgers' General Manager Farhan Zaidi came from the Oakland front office and has likely been in the center of trade talks as Los Angeles acquired Josh Reddick and Rich Hill earlier in the day for three prospects.
Chavez, 32, was a trade target of the Dodgers during the MLB Trade Deadline in 2015, but he was sent to Canada in the offseason.
Chavez has come out of the bullpen this season with the Blue Jays and has struggled mightily. He has been atrocious when entering the game with runners in scoring position and has pitched a lot of innings in the first half.
On the bright side, his velocity is up and Los Angeles could use him as a starting pitcher like he was with the Athletics last year or as a reliever out of the bullpen.
Bolsinger has made a handful of starts with the Dodgers in 2015 and 2016. He made six starts with LA this season, posting a 6.83 ERA as he struggled in the middle of games.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports was the first to report.
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Source: #Dodgers acquire Jesse Chavez from #BlueJays. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 1, 2016
#bluejays getting Mike Bolsinger for Jesse Chavez from #Dodgers — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) August 1, 2016