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Blue Jays: Former players suiting up for new teams in 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 25: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays walks back to third during a game against the Kansas City Royals in the third inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 25, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 25: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays walks back to third during a game against the Kansas City Royals in the third inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 25, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, CANADA – APRIL 24: Jesse Chavez #30 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the seventh inning during MLB game action against the Oakland Athletics on April 24, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA – APRIL 24: Jesse Chavez #30 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the seventh inning during MLB game action against the Oakland Athletics on April 24, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

Jesse Chavez- Texas Rangers

Jesse Chavez inked a two-year/ $8 million dollar pact to return back to the Texas Rangers. Chavez began last season with the Rangers making 15 appearances with Texas before being traded to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor-leaguer Tyler Thomas.

The Blue Jays acquired Chavez at the conclusion of the 2015 season from the Oakland Athletics for pitcher Liam Hendriks. The right-hander would make 39 relief appearances for the Blue Jays in 2016 before the Jays shipped him to the Dodger mid-season for pitcher Mike Bolsinger.

Chavez was also part of the Blue Jays organization in 2012 making nine appearances for Toronto in his first go-round. The 35-year old had somewhat of a bounce-back campaign last season going 5-2 with an impressive 2.55 earned run average with five saves in 62 appearances for the Rangers and Cubs in 2018.

The veteran was lights out during his short tenure in Chicago posting a 1.15 earned run average in 32 appearances down the stretch last season for the Cubs. This undoubtedly contributed to Chavez securing an $8 million dollar commitment from the Rangers. Not a bad raise from the cool million he earned last year.

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