Cubs add veteran reliever Jesse Chavez on minor league deal
MESA, Arizona - The Chicago Cubs have signed Jesse Chavez to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to big league camp, adding the veteran reliever after he had a strong year with the champion Atlanta Braves.
The 38-year Chavez posted a 2.14 ERA in 33 2/3 innings last year after being called up for a start in June.
He also pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings in the postseason. Chavez appeared in 32 games.