Snitker speaks glowingly of Chavez, as do his former-turned-current teammates. Chavez was a respected and helpful voice in the bullpen. Chavez gives the Braves another player who can pitch multi-inning outings. Chavez will join the Braves by the time rosters expand to 28 players Thursday.
The well-traveled Chavez joins the Braves for the fourth time. He’s played for nine franchises over 15 years, which includes multiple stints with the Braves, Angels, Blue Jays, Cubs and Rangers. When the Braves moved Chavez last month, it was his record 10th time getting traded.
Chavez was disappointed in the latest deal, of which he was informed while joining teammates to watch the news conference for Austin Riley’s long-term extension. He’ll be welcomed back with open arms in the Braves organization.
“Just glad he has another opportunity with us,” Snitker said.