The Dodgers are sending right-hander Mike Bolsinger to the Blue Jays. Toronto also sent cash considerations to the Dodgers. Chavez is owed $4 million this season, while Bolsinger was owed $515,000, close to the major league minimum.
Chavez is an alumnus of Miller High School in Fontana and Riverside City College.
The five-player swap is the Dodgers’ largest — and so far only — move on the day of baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline. Trades must be completed by 1 p.m. Pacific Time.
Yasiel Puig packed up his belongings after the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, along with the rest of his teammates. His “Make Baseball Fun Again” hat was hanging above his locker. (Yes, he still has a locker.)
Considering the abnormal volume of trade rumors surrounding Puig, the scene looked quite normal.
The non-waiver trade deadline is 1 p.m. Pacific Time Monday. Will Puig still be a Dodger when they play the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday?
“I could be in Colorado with Colorado,” Puig joked, “or I could be in Colorado with the Dodgers.”
The Dodgers’ game notes today listed their starting pitchers for next week in Colorado as follows:
The Dodgers return home Friday for a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox. In theory, they won’t need a fifth starter until Saturday.
Manager Dave Roberts said that “we could go that route, or insert a starter to give guys an extra day.” That starter could pitch in the Colorado series, Roberts said.