Jhoulys Chacin SP CLE 1 month ago

Chacin signed a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks on Friday, according to Nick Groke of The Denver Post.

Chacin will join the Diamondbacks after opting out of his contract with the Indians on Thursday. He pitched well with Triple-A Columbus, posting a 3.21 ERA in seven starts, but it remains to be seen if he will get an opportunity to pitch for the big club.

Jhoulys Chacin SP CLE 1 month ago

Chacin opted out of his contract and has been released.

Chacin signed a minor league deal with Cleveland back in April, and he's been unable to reach the major league level this season. In seven starts at Triple-A Columbus, Chacin has gone 1-3 with a 3.21 ERA and 1.286 WHIP.

Jhoulys Chacin SP CLE 3 months ago

Chacin has signed a minor-league contract with the Indians, MLB.com reports.

Chacin is expected to join Triple-A Columbus within the next few weeks, after being released by Colorado in late March. Although the right-hander is still only 27 years old, the Rockies clearly think he has nothing left to offer, as they released him just two months after signing him to a one-year, $5.5 million contract. Chacin gave up seven runs over 9.2 innings this spring, with five strikeouts and four walks.

Jhoulys Chacin SP CLE 4 months ago

Chacin was released by the Rockies on Sunday.

Chacin signed a one-year contract with the Rockies worth $5.5 million before the season, but a rough spring training following a poor 2014 campaign has led to the 27-year-old's release. He will be free to sign elsewhere, and the promise he showed in the years prior to last season could lead to multiple teams being interested in taking a flier.

Jhoulys Chacin SP CLE 5 months ago

Chacin has been roughed up in both of his outings so far this spring, surrendering five hits, two walks, and three runs over 3.2 innings.

The Rockies probably won't let the spring results dictate Chacin's standing in the team's rotation, as he's virtually assured a spot so long as his health remains intact. He was undone by a bout of shoulder soreness last spring that contributed to a downturn in his velocity and resulted in him posting a 5.40 ERA and 42:28 K:BB ratio over 63.1 innings before he was shut down in late June. It doesn't seem like the zip on his pitches is all the way back just yet, but it's still too early in the spring for the Rockies to become overly concerned.

Jhoulys Chacin SP CLE 5 months ago

Chacin (shoulder) will make his Cactus League debut Thursday against the Diamondbacks, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

The starting appointment would seem to suggest that Chacin is fully recovered from the strained rotator cuff that ended his 2014 campaign prematurely. Chacin never seemed comfortable during any of his 11 starts before being shut down, so the 5.40 ERA and 1.43 WHIP he posted don't necessarily foretell a permanent decline for the right-hander. The Rockies are wagering that a healthier Chacin will be able to return to his 2013 performance levels, when he found success through his abilities to find the strike zone with consistency and generate groundballs at a steady clip.

Jhoulys Chacin SP CLE 6 months ago

Chacin is expected to be ready to pitch by the start of spring training, the Denver Post reports. According to fellow pitcher Jorge De La Rosa, Chacin "was playing catch with me every day (in Scottsdale, Ariz.), and his arm looks really good. His ball really had some life, and he's lost some weight. I think he's getting stronger."

Chacin nearly required shoulder surgery after being shut down in late June, but ended up just rehabbing. It appears his arm is returning to form, which could indicate a return closer to the numbers he posted in 2013, when he went 14-10 with a 3.47 ERA and 1.26 WHIP with 126 strikeouts over 197.1 innings.

Jhoulys Chacin SP CLE 6 months ago

Chacin agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Rockies to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Chacin had a lost season in 2014, putting up a terrible 5.40 ERA in 63.1 innings thanks to multiple trips to the Dl due to a shoulder injury. Before his injury, Chacin was at least a reliable pitcher capable of ERA's in the 3.30 to 3.70 range, which is valuable to the Rockies because of a certain home field of their's known for being a pitcher's nightmare.

Jhoulys Chacin SP CLE 9 months ago

Chacin (shoulder) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Monday.

Chacin strained his rotator cuff in early July and missed the remainder of the season. His removal from the 60-day DL indicates he should be fine for the start of spring training.

Jhoulys Chacin SP CLE 12 months ago

Chacin (shoulder) expects to begin playing light catch in two-to-three weeks, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Chacin, who has been out since late June with right shoulder inflammation, is progressing slowly from his injury after electing to bypass surgery. He's been limited to strengthening exercises as he works to prepare his shoulder for throwing sessions, but the odds still seem to be stacked against him pitching for the Rockies again this season.