Originally posted on Batter's Box  |  Last updated 10/22/11
The Toronto Blue Jays have taken 28 year-old righthander Jesse Chavez off the waiver wire from the Kansas City Royals.Jesse Chavez has pitched for three major league clubs and drafted by two others. Chavez was a 42nd round selection by the Texas Rangers in the 2002 amateur draft out of Riverside Community College.   His stay in the Rangers organization ended at the July 31 trade deadline in 2006 as he was dealt to Pittsburgh for fellow righty Kip Wells.  In 2008, Chavez made his major league debut with the Bucs August 27 and struck out a batter in a perfect inning against the Cubs - the team he was first drafted by in 1999 when he went in the 39th round after his high school career in Fontana, California.  He struck out 16 batters in 15 innings but was 0-1 with a 6.60 ERA and a 1.93 WHIP.  The Victoriville, California native made 73 appearances in relief in 2009 with the Pirates and finished with a 1-4 record with a 4.01 ERA.  His K/9 rate dipped to 6.3 but he cut his walk rate by 2...
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