Dodgers net 2 relievers in 2 deals

Los Angeles acquires Chavez from Blue Jays, Fields from Astros

August 1st, 2016

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers acquired right-handed reliever and cash considerations from the Blue Jays for right-handed pitcher on Monday afternoon, hours after trading for A's left-hander and right fielder .

Shortly after the Chavez deal, the Dodgers obtained right-handed reliever from Houston for Minor League first baseman Yordan Alvarez and transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Ryu, after missing 1 1/2 seasons following shoulder surgery, made one start for the Dodgers, then he was sidelined by a sore left elbow.

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Chavez, 32, is a California native who will bolster the Dodgers' taxed bullpen. He is 1-2 with a 4.57 ERA in 39 games. Chavez also pitched four years with Oakland, when Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi was an executive there.

Bolsinger was given a chance to fill in for the Dodgers' injury-wracked starting rotation, but he was sent back to Triple-A Oklahoma City after going 1-4 with a 6.83 ERA in six starts.

Chavez has been a reliever for most of his career, however he started a combined 47 games in 2014 and '15 before returning to the bullpen this year.

As a former starter who has thrown as many as three innings twice this year, Chavez fits as the multi-inning long reliever the Dodgers originally thought would be until he inherited the setup role from .

Chavez is eligible to be a free agent after this season.

Fields, 30, had a 6.89 ERA in 15 games with the Astros early in the year, then was sent down to Triple-A Fresno, where he had a 1.65 ERA in 23 games.