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.
Chacin struck out four over two perfect innings to open Friday's 6-1 win over the Yankees.
Chacin, who signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox a week ago, made his debut in a Boston uniform. It was hard to know what to expect from the right-hander, who hadn't pitched since July 24. Injuries to David Price (wrist) and Chris Sale (elbow) have left manager Alex Cora scrambling to fill rotation spots, prompting him to go to openers and bullpen games, which provides a role for Chacin through the end of the season.
Chacin will start Friday against the Yankees, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
David Price was scratched with wrist tightness and Chacin will head up a bullpen game for Boston. Chacin hasn't pitched in a live setting since late July and presumably isn't stretched out enough to go more than two or three innings. Chacin posted a 5.79 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 80:39 K:BB in 88.2 innings for the Brewers before going down with a lat injury. The team's Opening Day starter, he was ultimately DFA'd and released by Milwaukee.
Chacin (lat) will pitch as a reliever for now, Ian Browne and Sarah Wexler of MLB.com report.
Chacin was added to the major-league roster after signing with the organization over the weekend. Red Sox manager Alex Cora clarified his role, telling reporters for the time being, he'll pitch as a reliever. "Obviously, there's gonna be a few days that it's gonna be a bullpen day, and we'll see the matchups, and if we feel that he'll start and can give us three innings, we'll start with him," said Cora. Chacin last pitched in a game setting in late July, so he may not be ready to provide a starter's length.
The Red Sox selected Chacin's (lat) contract from Triple-A Pawtucket prior to Sunday's game against the Angels.
Boston cleared a spot on the 40-man roster for Chacin by transferring Chris Sale (elbow) to the 60-day injured list. The Red Sox are desperate for solutions in their rotation heading into the season's final month, so Chacin could be given a look as a starter if he can put the lat injury that has kept him sidelined since late July behind him. Chacin hasn't pitched in a competitive setting in approximately five weeks but was able to complete a bullpen session Friday. He may need a several more days to get his arm conditioned before the Red Sox are comfortable deploying him in a game.
Chacin (lat) is expected to join the Red Sox on Sunday when rosters expand, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
The Red Sox signed the 31-year-old pitcher Saturday after watching him throw a bullpen session Friday. It's not immediately clear what role he will have, though the team has an opening in its rotation as it approached a stretch of 10 games in 10 days.
Chacin (lat) signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox on Saturday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
The Red Sox liked what they saw from Chacin during a bullpen session Friday, prompting the team to give him a shot. The right-hander struggled to a 5.79 ERA before he was released by the Brewers earlier in the season, though he posted sub-4.00 marks in 2017 and 2018. There's a good chance Chacin will join the Red Sox sometime in September, so long as he proves he's healthy (he hasn't pitched since July 24 due to a lat injury).
Chacin (lat) was released by the Brewers on Sunday, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports.
Chacin was designated for assignment by the Brewers on Saturday, and he'll return to the free-agent pool after clearing waivers. The 31-year-old had a 3.50 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 2018 and served as the Opening Day starter this season, but he struggled with a 5.79 ERA before going down with the right lat strain in late July.
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