A’s drawing “significant trade interest” in Jesse Chavez


After signing left-hander Rich Hill to a one-year, $6 million contract the A’s could have some pitching to trade and Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that “multiple teams have shown significant trade interest” in right-hander Jesse Chavez.

Chavez has started and relieved for the A’s during the past three seasons, logging a total of 360 innings with a 3.85 ERA and 327/117 K/BB ratio. At age 32 he lacks upside and is one season away from free agency, but his salary figures to be around $4 million via arbitration and that could be attractive to contenders looking for a reasonably priced fourth or fifth starter.