ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have signed right-hander Jesse Chavez to a $5.75 million, one-year contract.
The Angels also designated outfielder Rafael Ortega for assignment Friday night.
Chavez went 2-2 with a 4.43 ERA in 62 games last season for the Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Dodgers. He pitched exclusively as a reliever at the start of his career and again last season, but also started 47 games over the 2014 and 2015 seasons for Oakland.
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The Southern California native is joining his seventh team during a nine-year career in the big leagues.
Chavez is likely to compete for a spot in the Angels' starting rotation, which has lost depth due to injuries. Matt Shoemaker, Tyler Skaggs and Ricky Nolasco are also in the rotation along with ace Garrett Richards.