Hours after adding Oakland outfielder Josh Reddick and starting pitcher Rich Hill, the Dodgers have acquired Toronto reliever Jesse Chavez in exchange for minor-league swingman Mike Bolsinger, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person requested anonymity because the deal had not been finalized.
Fox Sports first reported the trade.
Chavez, a 32-year-old right-hander, posted a 4.57 earned-run average in 39 appearances for the Blue Jays. He struck out 9.1 batters per nine with a career-best 4.20 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Bolsinger managed to make 21 starts for the Dodgers in 2015 with a 3.61 ERA. But he got hammered in the majors this season, relegated to the minors with a 6.83 ERA in six starts. The Dodgers had shifted him into relief with triple-A Oklahoma City.
The Dodgers also announced they had acquired reliever Josh Fields from the Houston Astros in exchange for minor league first baseman Yordan Alvarez.
Fields, 30, had a record of 9-10 with nine saves and a 4.53 ERA in 164 games for Houston the past four seasons. This year, he split time between Triple A and the Astros, for whom he had a 6.89 ERA in 15 2/3 innings over 15 appearances.
The Dodgers are hopeful Chavez and Fields can aid a bullpen that has shown some signs of fatigue in the past two weeks.