June 24, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Jesse Chavez (20) throws during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
The Toronto Blue Jays have designated right-handed reliever Jesse Chavez for assignment, which cleared a roster spot for the recall of right-handed pitcher Chad Jenkins, as reported by Barry Davis of Sportsnet. The Jays will have a ten-day window to trade or release Chavez, but could also explore the possibility of moving him to the minors.
The— Barry Davis (@SNBarryDavis) August 5, 2012
#bluejays have DFA'd Jesse Chavez. Chad Jenkins recalled.
Chavez was just recalled prior to Saturday's game, but the reliever gets designated for assignment after just one day. The 28-year-old tossed 21 1/3 innings for the team over a few stints for the Jays this year, posting a 8.44 ERA, 11.4 K/9 and 4.2 BB/9.
Drafted in the first-round by the Jays in the 2009 draft, Jenkins will be looking to make his MLB debut for the team. In 114 1/3 innings of work, the 24-year-old has posted a 4.96 ERA, 4.5 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9.