The A's have finished all their heavy lifting leading up to the trade deadline on Friday, but that doesn't mean teams won't ask about players.
Jesse Chavez, who is starting for the A's against the Dodgers Wednesday night, is reportedly drawing interest from Los Angeles GM Farhan Zaidi.
According to ESPN Los Angeles' Mark Saxon, the former A's assistant GM has been interested in acquiring the 31-year-old Chavez since the day he took over in Los Angeles.
The versatile Chavez has made 17 starts and four relief appearances for the A's this season, to the tune of a 3.45 ERA and 94 strikeouts in 109.2 innings pitched.
Chavez is arbitration eligible for next season, so the A's still have one more year of control over him. He's making $2.15 million this season.
The Dodgers are looking to add rotation depth as they make a push for the playoffs, and have been linked to Phillies ace Cole Hamels and Tigers ace David Price.
Wednesday morning, they had reportedly agreed to a deal to acquire RHP Mat Latos and outfielder Michael Morse from the Marlins, but multiple national reports suggest there are medical records holding up the deal. Both Latos and Morse were seen in uniform for the Marlins prior to their game Wednesday against the Nationals.
I'm told that Farhan Zaidi has been interested in acquiring tonight's Oakland starter, Jesse Chavez, since the day he got the #Dodgers job— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) July 29, 2015