The Angels on Friday agreed to sign swingman right-hander Jesse Chavez to a one-year contract worth $5.75 million with additional available incentives for starting games, according to a source who requested anonymity because the deal is not yet official.
The 33-year-old San Gabriel native will enter spring training as a starting pitcher. He worked exclusively as a reliever in 2016 for Toronto and the Dodgers, but started for most of the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
For his nine-year career, Chavez has logged a 4.54 earned-run average in 604 2/3 innings. More recently, he has found greater success. He had a 3.45 ERA two years ago.
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