A’s, Jesse Chavez avoid arbitration with one-year deal

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Right-hander Jesse Chavez and the A’s have agreed to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says he’ll get $2.15 million following a season in which he threw 146 innings with a 3.45 ERA while splitting time between the bullpen and rotation after a career spent almost entirely as a reliever.

Chavez is unlikely to make 21 starts again in 2015, projecting more as a middle reliever. He has a 3.83 ERA in 207 total innings for the A’s since 2012.