first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Background: A Fontana native and product of Riverside Community College, Chavez has made a big-league career for himself despite originally being a 42nd-round draft pick. He has spent nine years in the big leagues with five teams. He has pitched out of the bullpen most of his career but spent most of the past two seasons in the A’s starting rotation before being traded to the Blue Jays last winter.Scouting report: Chavez’s track record gives the Dodgers the option to use him out of the bullpen or as a fill-in starter while they await other starters’ return to health. Chavez has a four-pitch mix – a fastball in the low 90s, a cut fastball, changeup and curve with good break. RHP JESSE CHAVEZAge: 32center_img Acquired from the Blue Jayslast_img read more