5 Forgotten Chicago Cubs who are still playing Major League Baseball

Free Agent acquisitions, trades, and waiver claims remain the most prominent avenues for how players move about Major League Baseball. Here are five former Chicago Cubs still in MLB.

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3. Jesse Chavez, Atlanta Braves

Jesse Chavez
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Pitcher Jesse Chavez is currently on his fourth stint with the Braves. The Cubs originally selected Chavez 39th round out of high school, however, Chavez elected to play college baseball. He has played on the Northside twice in his career. Initially, the Texas Rangers sent the weathered veteran to the Cubs shortly after the 2018 all-star break. In 32 appearances, Chavez posted a 1.15 ERA with Chicago. Following the season, Chavez signed back with the Rangers.

Four seasons later, he signed a minor league contract split with the Cubs on March 13, 2022. Less than a month later, the Cubs selected the contract of Chavez. Like Soler, Chavez won the World Series with the Braves in 2021. Since his last appearance with Chicago, Chavez has played on the Rangers, Braves, and Los Angeles Angels. Less than a week ago, Chavez was activated from the injured list following a shin contusion. He is approaching the 1,000 career strikeout milestone (978).