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Jesse Chavez

MLB Player information
NameJesse Chavez
PositionRelief pitcher
MLB debutAugust 27, 2008 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Earned run average5.36
* Pittsburgh Pirates (2008 2009) * Atlanta Braves (2010) * Kansas City Royals (2010 present)

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Jesse David Chavez (born August 21, 1983 in Victorville, California) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. He bats and throws right-handed.

A graduate of Fontana A.B. Miller High School in Fontana, California, Chavez was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft out of Riverside Community College. In 2006, Chavez was promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma where he pitched one game before being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Kip Wells. He was assigned to the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians where he pitched the rest of the season and all of 2007.

Chavez appeared in 51 games for the Indians in 2007 (with a 3.80 ERA) and was promoted to the majors on August 27, making his debut the same day.

He was traded by the Pirates on November 3, 2009 to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for second baseman Akinori Iwamura. However, on December 10, he was traded again, to the Atlanta Braves for Rafael Soriano.

On July 31, 2010, Chavez was traded to the Kansas City Royals along with Gregor Blanco, and Tim Collins for Rick Ankiel and Kyle Farnsworth.

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