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In this May 27, 2012 file photo, then Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Jesse Chavez delivers to the Texas Rangers in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Tex. The Blue Jays announced Friday the team had reacquired Chavez from Oakland in exchange for Liam Hendriks.The Associated Press

TorontoThe Toronto Blue Jays have acquired some pitching depth for their starting rotation, acquiring right-hander Jesse Chavez from Oakland in exchange for right-hander Liam Hendriks.

The deal was announced Friday night.

Chavez made 30 appearances, including 26 starts for the Athletics last season, going 7-15 with a 4.18 earned-run average and setting career-highs in games started, innings pitched (157.0) and equalling his best strikeout total (136).

Over his past two seasons, Chavez has posted a 3.83 ERA after recording a 5.48 ERA in his first six years in the majors.

He returns to Toronto after appearing in nine games for the Blue Jays (two starts) during the 2012 season.

Hendriks is 8-15 with a 5.15 ERA over his major league career (97 games, 34 starts).