Blue Jays trade Jesse Chavez to the Dodgers

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The Dodgers have acquired righty Jesse Chavez from the Blue Jays in exchange for righty Mike Bolsinger.

Chavez has a 4.39 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 42/10 in 41.1 innings of work across 39 games for Toronto this year. Bolsinger has a 6.83 ERA in six starts for the Dodgers. He’s been more effective as a swingman for Oklahoma City. He’ll serve as depth for the Jays.

I guess Scott Feldman, acquired by the Jays today from the Astros, makes Chavez redundant in Toronto. Feldman is certainly an improvement for Toronto and Chavez will help L.A. so win-win-win, I suppose.

Video: Javier Báez jukes David Freese to avoid tag at first base

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Cubs shortstop Javier Báez pulled off one of the best jukes you’ll see, avoiding the tag from David Freese on a play at first base in the second inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Dodgers. Báez barely made contact with a Kenta Maeda pitch well outside the strike zone, tapping it towards Freese. Báez halted his momentum, juking Freese while he attempted to apply the tag, then dove into first base.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts attempted to argue that Báez went out of the baseline, but the umpires’ no-call stood and Báez had himself a single. He would end up stranded on base, unfortunately for him and the Cubs.