Chacin agreed to minor league contract with the Braves on Monday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. Chacin has worked as a starter for most of his career, so he figures to compete for a rotation spot with the Braves. He did post a 3.38 ERA in five games, including four starts, with the Diamondbacks last season, but he started just 15 big league games in all the last two years, so he will really need to impress to come away with a starting job.
Chacin elected free agency after being outrighted off the 40-man roster Friday. Chacin spent the majority of the season in the minors, but pitched well in a limited major league stint to the tune of a 3.38 ERA over five games (four starts). It apparently wasn't enough to convince the Diamondbacks to keep him on board, but the 27-year-old should have the chance to earn his way into a starting rotation next season wherever he lands.
Coming on in relief, Diamondbacks pitcher Jhoulys Chacin picked up the win (2-1) over San Diego on Sunday, despite giving up two runs on three hits and a walk in three innings. He struck out four. Chacin relieved Zack Godley and turned in one of his weaker performances since being recalled from Triple-A Reno. He has posted a 3.38 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 26 2/3 innings, with a surprising 21 strikeouts (7.1 K/9). He has pitched well enough to earn consideration for a major-league rotation job in 2016, and the Diamondbacks will have to decide whether he does so in the desert or elsewhere.
Diamondbacks pitcher Jhoulys Chacin will not start Sunday against the Padres. The decision to skip Chacin is not injury related, according to Zach Buchanan of AZCentral.com. It seems the Diamondbacks just wants to get another look at 25-year-old Zack Godley. Chacin has fared reasonably well in four starts for Arizona (3.04 ERA, 1.27 WHIP) and could still make one more start next week, though nothing's certain.
Diamondbacks pitcher Jhoulys Chacin earned his first win of the season in Monday's game against the Dodgers, as he allowed two runs on six hits and four walks. He also struck out three. Chacin's September resurgence continues, as he navigated some control issues to pick up a victory over a contender in the Dodgers. His ERA in four starts for Arizona is a tidy 3.04, and he owns a 17:9 K:BB in 23 2/3 innings.
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