Chacin signed a minor-league deal with the Yankees on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.
The veteran righty was quite a useful option not too long ago, posting a 3.50 ERA in 35 starts for the Brewers in 2018. Heading into his age-34 season, however, it's not clear he's that guy any more, as he threw just five innings of relief for the Braves last season and owns a 6.06 ERA over the last two campaigns combined.
Chacin cleared waivers and was outrighted to the alternate training site Monday.
Chacin wasn't able to find another spot in a major-league bullpen on waivers, so he'll head to the alternate training site to continue working. The right-hander recorded a 7.20 ERA and 1.80 WHIP over five major-league innings this season and could be an option to fill in as a reliever for the Braves if injuries occur.
Chacin was designated for assignment by the Braves on Saturday.
Chacin opted out of his minor-league contract with the Twins before the season began in order to sign a major-league deal with the Braves, but he'll now be removed from the 40-man roster after making two relief appearances. The right-hander was sharp in his first start but struggled in Friday's contest. Over five innings, Chacin recorded a 7.20 ERA and 1.80 WHIP to begin the season. It's unclear whether he'll find a spot on another team's roster for the rest of the 2020 season.
Chacin (1-0) earned the win Sunday with 3.2 innings of scoreless pitching. He allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one versus the Mets.
Chacin was used in tandem with Sean Newcomb, who started the game for the Braves. The 32-year-old Chacin will likely work out of the bullpen in 2020, mostly in a long-relief or piggyback role behind a starter. He posted a 6.01 ERA and 1.56 WHIP with 101 strikeouts in 103.1 innings between the Brewers and Red Sox in 2019.
Chacin signed a one-year contract with the Braves on Tuesday.
Chacin was released by the Twins on Sunday, but he was able to quickly sign a contract with Atlanta, where he spent part of the 2016 season. The right-hander will likely need to pitch well to keep his roster spot beyond the first few weeks. He posted a 6.01 ERA and 101:46 K:BB over 103.1 innings with the Brewers and Red Sox in 2019.
Chacin was released by the Twins on Sunday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
He had an opt-out clause that he exercised, presumably after being told he was not going to make the 30-man roster. Chacin could catch on elsewhere and provide rotation depth or bulk innings out of the bullpen.
Chacin was included in Minnesota's 60-man player pool ahead of summer camp before the 2020 season begins, MLB.com reports.
Chacin's chances of winning a rotation spot looked slim when spring training was shut down due to the pandemic, as he'd fallen behind Randy Dobnak in the competition for the fifth starter role. However, with the 60-game season and expanded initial rosters, Chacin could be used in a six-man rotation or as a long reliever in a tandem with other starters. He'll try to win a spot on the initial 30-man roster in summer camp.
Chacin's chances of winning a rotation spot when play resumes appear to be slim, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Randy Dobnak had taken the lead for the fifth starter's spot prior to the shutdown, and Rich Hill (elbow) could be healthy enough to slot into the rotation if the delay stretches into June. Additionally, Lewis Thorpe will have had time to fully ramp up by then and Devin Smeltzer will have had more time to get a feel for his new slider, so the odds are stacked against Chacin opening the year in the rotation. He had a 6.75 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and eight strikeouts in eight innings across three spring appearances. If he wins a spot on the 26-man roster, it will likely be as a long reliever.
Chacin threw two scoreless innings with two strikeouts in his Twins debut in Tuesday's spring training outing against Atlanta.
Chacin is battling Devin Smeltzer, Lewis Thorpe and Randy Dobnak for the fifth starter role (which is open until Michael Pineda returns from a suspension in May). With the most experience, Chacin is likely the front runner, but he'll need to show he's overcome last season's struggles with the long ball (2.2 HR/9) and walks (4.0 BB/9).
Chacin is scheduled to start against the Braves on Tuesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Chacin is in the Twins' camp as a non-roster invitee but reportedly still has a chance to earn a spot in the rotation. He'll begin that quest in his team debut, during which he'll likely be asked to complete an inning or two of work. His competition for a starting role is expected to include Randy Dobnak, Devin Smeltzer and Lewis Thorpe.
Chacin is in the mix for the final spot in the starting rotation, Derek Falvey, president of baseball operations, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Chacin's path to making the starting rotation got a little more difficult with the Twins acquiring Kenta Maeda this week, but the fourth and fifth starter spots are still uncertain with Michael Pineda (suspension) and Rich Hill (shoulder) sidelined for the start of the season. Homer Bailey, Chacin, Rondy Dobnak, Devin Smeltzer and Lewis Thorpe will battle for the fourth and fifth starter roles this spring. Bailey likely has a firm lead on the fourth starter role, with the fifth starter job a wide-open competition.
Chacin signed with the Twins on Saturday, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.
The deal will be a minor-league one, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network. The 32-year-old started on Opening Day for the Brewers last season but pitched himself off the roster, getting released and picked up by the Red Sox. In 103.1 innings between the two teams, he stumbled to a 6.01 ERA. He'll likely be fighting for a spot in the back of the rotation this spring but will need a considerably improved performance if he's to win the job.
Chacin (3-12) allowed four runs on five hits in just 2.2 innings to take the loss Saturday against Baltimore. He walked one batter while striking out three.
Homers did all the damage against Chacin. DJ Stewart hit a two-run shot in the first, while Richie Martin and Renato Nunez followed with solo homers in each of the next two innings. Chacin will end his season with a 6.01 ERA and a 5.89 FIP in 103.1 innings. It may be hard for him to earn a major-league contract this offseason, especially since he'll start next season at 32 years old.
Chacin gave up four runs on four hits and one walk while striking out five through 3.2 innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Monday.
Chacin was dominant the first time through the order, but he allowed all four hits and two home runs during the second trip through the lineup. The 31-year-old has a 3-11 record with a 5.81 ERA and 98 strikeouts through 23 starts this season. Chacin is scheduled to make his next start in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday against the Orioles at Fenway Park.
Chacin is slated to start Monday's game against the Rays.
Though Chacin has made three starts with the Red Sox since joining the big club earlier this month, he's maxed out at 2.2 innings in those outings. With that in mind, Chacin may be more of a glorified opener Monday, which will hurt his chances of factoring into the decision. Chacin has at least shown an uptick in his strikeout rate since joining Boston, racking up 13 punchouts through 8.1 innings with the team.
Chacin (3-11) allowed four earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six across 2.2 innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Giants.
Chacin ran into the majority of his damage in the first inning, capped by a two-run homer by Stephen Vogt. Settling into his role as the opener, Chacin had turned in 5.2 scoreless innings with the Red Sox prior to Wednesday's outing. Without a change of role, Chacin will have no chance for a win or quality start, however. His next outing is currently projected to come Monday at Texas.
Chacin is scheduled to serve as the Red Sox's opening pitcher Wednesday against the Giants.
Since joining the Red Sox as a September callup, Chacin has made three appearances (two starts), firing 5.2 scoreless innings during that stretch. Chacin built up to 2.2 innings his last time out Thursday, but he may not work much deeper than that in his upcoming outing. Boston hasn't named a primary pitcher to follow Chacin and will presumably just mix and match with the bevy of options available out of the bullpen.
Chacin allowed two hits and walked two while striking out three over 2.2 scoreless innings as the opener in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Blue Jays.
Chacin, who had not allowed a baserunner in his first two outings with Boston, faced his first bit of adversity since but avoided damage. The veteran has thrown 5.2 scoreless innings for the Red Sox. He'll continue to be used in a multi-inning role, either as an opener or in relief. The 31-year-old is expected to play out the string with the Red Sox, then see what happens as a free agent during the offseason.
Chacin will serve as an opener in Thursday's game against the Blue Jays instead of Wednesday as previously scheduled, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Chacin was set to serve as Wednesday's opener but the Red Sox opted to push him back a day instead, though he'll still be facing the Blue Jays. The veteran right-hander has yet to allow a hit through his first three innings with Boston since being let go by Milwaukee.
Chacin will serve as the Red Sox's opening pitcher in Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
With David Price (wrist) unlikely to be ready to pitch this week, the Red Sox will give Chacin a second turn through their patchwork rotation as an opener. Chacin aced his first test in the new role in his Boston debut Friday, striking out four Yankees over a perfect two innings. The right-hander only tossed 35 pitches in that outing and probably won't be asked to work much deeper Wednesday with manager Alex Cora likely to treat the game as more of a bullpen day.
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