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Cubs Pitcher Jesse Chavez Makes Big Statement After Wild Card Game Loss

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    Cubs Pitcher Jesse Chavez Makes Big Statement After Wild Card Game Loss
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    Jesse Chavez #43 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after the final out in a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on August 17, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Chicago Cubs pitcher Jesse Chavez was an incredible force out of the team’s bullpen after being acquired in a trade with the Texas Rangers, but the veteran made a surprising statement in the aftermath of the team’s loss in the National League Wild Card Game.

    Speaking to teammates in the locker room after the 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies, Chavez told his teammates that if he would rather call it quits than play for a team other than the Cubs:

    “If I’m not wearing this shirt next year, I’m done,” he told teammates according to ESPN’s Marly Rivera.

    The 35-year-old reliever flourished once he arrived in Chicago, notching four saves and a sparkling 1.15 ERA in 32 appearances with the team. He was a key member of their bullpen after injuries sidelined Brandon Morrow and Pedro Strop at the end of the season, and quickly became a fan-favorite.

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