Jesse Chavez, Athletics avoid arbitration


Right-handed pitcher Jesse Chavez made 21 starts and 12 relief appearances for the Athletics in 2014 to the tune of a 3.45 ERA in 146 innings. In settling for $2.15 million, the A's save $350,000 off the Matt Swartz modeled figure of $2.5 million. The A's now have eight arbitration cases to settle.