Blue Jays trade RHP Chavez to Oakland for cash

BY foxsports • August 24, 2012

The Toronto Blue Jays sold right-hander Jesse Chavez to the Oakland Athletics on Friday.

The 29-year-old Chavez split this season between Toronto and Triple-A Las Vegas. He was 1-1 with an 8.44 ERA in two starts and seven relief appearances for the Blue Jays.

Chavez is 7-11 with a 5.74 ERA in 152 games for Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Kansas City and Toronto.

The deal was announced before the Athletics played at Tampa Bay.

Also, Oakland recalled right-hander Jim Miller from Triple-A Sacramento and optioned pitcher Tyson Ross to the Pacific Coast League club.

Ross was recalled Thursday to start against Tampa Bay after Bartolo Colon was suspended 50 games on Wednesday for testing positive for testosterone. Ross will work out of the bullpen at Sacramento.

Miller went 2-1 with a 2.16 ERA over 24 games in two earlier stints with the Athletics this season.

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