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39 Andrew Chafin RP

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May 20, 2021 09:12 PM
Cubs' Andrew Chafin: Picks up 10th hold
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Chafin pitched a scoreless inning of relief in Thursday's win over the Nationals to record his 10th hold of the season.

Chafin has been one of the Cubs' most dependable relievers so far. In addition to the team-leading 10 holds, the lefty has a solid 2.57 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 21 strikeouts across 21 innings. He should continue working in a high-leverage role for Chicago.

May 12, 2021 11:04 PM
Cubs' Andrew Chafin: Pitches well again Wednesday
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Chafin pitched two scoreless innings with two strikeouts in Wednesday's 2-1, extra-innings loss to Cleveland.

Chafin has pitched well lately, allowing just a single earned run over his last eight appearances (nine innings pitched) with eight strikeouts. That's allowed him to lower his season ERA to an even 3.00, and the lefty should continue to serve as a high-leverage reliever for the Cubs.

May 8, 2021 11:48 AM
Cubs' Andrew Chafin: Records sixth hold
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Chafin allowed a run on a hit and a walk across an inning of work but was able to record a hold in Friday's win over the Pirates.

It was the first time Chafin allowed a run in an appearance since April 24, and his ERA still sits at a solid 3.60. He now leads the Cubs with six holds and should continue to work as the team's top left-handed reliever.

April 20, 2021 11:32 PM
Cubs' Andrew Chafin: Picks up third hold
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Chafin allowed one hit across 1.1 scoreless innings to record a hold in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

Chafin retired Brandon Nimmo to end the seventh inning, then worked through a clean eighth to hand the game over to closer Craig Kimbrel. Chafin now has a 3.86 ERA and three holds across seven innings this season, and the lefty should continue to operate in a prominent role ahead of Kimbrel in the Cubs' bullpen.

March 11, 2021 01:24 PM
Cubs' Andrew Chafin: Hit hard Wednesday
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Chafin allowed three runs on three hits across one inning in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Giants.

A Wilmer Flores two-run home run was the key blow against Chafin. The southpaw won't be counted on to face too many righties like Flores during the regular season, though Chafin actually held that handedness to a .228 batting average the past three seasons, compared to the .261 average he allowed to lefties. Chafin could see an expanded role in 2021 if he continues to have some success against opposite-handed batters, but he still figures to primarily be used in same-handed matchups.

February 3, 2021 12:32 AM
Cubs' Andrew Chafin: Back with Cubs
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Chafin signed a major-league deal with the Cubs on Tuesday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.

The 30-year-old was traded from Arizona to Chicago in August but covered only three innings after being acquired. Chafin appeared in 77 games for Arizona during 2019 and had a 3.76 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 68:18 K:BB across 52.2 innings, but the three-batter minimum will continue to limit his usage as a specialist.

September 23, 2020 06:52 PM
Cubs' Andrew Chafin: Takes loss in relief
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Chafin (1-2) recorded two outs prior to giving up a walk-off solo home run in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Pirates.

Making his first appearance since August 20 after dealing with a sprained finger, Chafin was a strike away from a scoreless ninth before Jacob Stallings pulled a game-winning home run into the stands. Chafin carries a 7.56 ERA into the final days of the season.

September 21, 2020 09:04 PM
Cubs' Andrew Chafin: Makes team debut
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Chafin worked around a hit and a walk to pitch a scoreless inning in Sunday's 4-0 loss to the Twins.

It was Chafin's first appearance since Aug. 17, as he missed time due to a sprained left index finger, and it also happened to be his first appearance for the Cubs, who acquired him as part of an Aug. 31 trade. With Rowan Wick (oblique) possibly out for the rest of the season, Chafin could quickly earn an important role in the Chicago bullpen if he pitches well.

September 19, 2020 07:48 PM
Cubs' Andrew Chafin: Activated from IL
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Chafin (finger) was activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday.

Chafin has been out since Aug. 17 with a sprained left index finger and his next appearance will be his first in a Cubs uniform, as he was traded from Arizona on Aug. 31. The lefty takes the roster spot of Rowan Wick (oblique), who was placed on the 10-day IL on Saturday. Chafin figures to work in a middle-relief role.

September 18, 2020 06:08 PM
Cubs' Andrew Chafin: Close to return
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Chafin (finger) will throw a bullpen session Friday and could return to game action soon, Jordan Bastian of reports.

Chafin threw a 20-pitch simulated game Wednesday, and he'll throw again just two days later. Assuming his finger responds well to Friday's bullpen session, manager David Ross said that he's "extremely close" to rejoining the team.

September 16, 2020 06:16 PM
Cubs' Andrew Chafin: Sim game goes well
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Chafin (finger) threw 20 pitches during his simulated game Wednesday and performed well, Maddie Lee of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Chafin is recovering from a sprained left index finger that has kept him sidelined for nearly a month. Manager David Ross said that he looked great during his simulated game. If his finger responds well, he could return to action for the final few games of the regular season.

September 15, 2020 06:08 PM
Cubs' Andrew Chafin: Sim game scheduled
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Chafin (finger) will throw a simulated game Wednesday, Jordan Bastian of reports.

Chafin was traded from the Diamondbacks to the Cubs at the deadline despite the fact that he was out with a sprained left index finger. He's missed nearly a month with the issue, but he appears to have a chance to join his new team's bullpen for the final few games of the year.

August 31, 2020 07:40 PM
Cubs' Andrew Chafin: Headed to Cubs
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Chafin (finger) was traded from the Diamondbacks to the Cubs on Monday in exchange for a player to be named later, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Chafin has been sidelined since Aug. 19 with a sprained left index finger, and he'll suit up for a new team once he returns. The southpaw was wearing a splint for the past week to help his finger heal, although it's unclear when he'll be able to take the mound again. Chafin allowed six runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out 10 over 6.2 innings this season.

August 22, 2020 11:44 AM
Diamondbacks' Andrew Chafin: Will wear splint
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Chafin will wear a splint on his left index finger for the next week, Jesse Sanchez of reports.

The plan calls for the Diamondbacks to remove the splint at the end of next week and get a better sense of how the finger is doing and what the next steps will be. The left-handed Chafin has allowed six runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out 10 over 6.2 innings.

August 19, 2020 09:20 PM
Diamondbacks' Andrew Chafin: Out with finger sprain
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Chafin was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a left finger sprain.

Chafin has surrendered six runs on nine hits through 6.2 innings this season, though it's unclear how long he's been battling the finger injury. Matt Grace had his contract selected from the alternate training site in a corresponding move.

July 29, 2020 11:28 PM
Diamondbacks' Andrew Chafin: Has trouble against lefties
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Chafin (0-1) was credited with the loss to the Rangers on Wednesday when he gave up three runs on two hits and a walk without retiring a batter.

After racking up two holds in his first three appearances, the left-handed Chafin was brought in to protect another lead with dangerous lefties due up. However, he walked the first batter, Rougned Odor, then served up a game-tying home run to Joey Gallo. Under new rules, the reliever had to stay in the game to face a third batter, and Chafin gave up a double to Todd Frazier, who later came around to score.

March 16, 2020 01:16 PM
Diamondbacks' Andrew Chafin: Impacted by rule change
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Chafin has had an efficient spring thus far, which makes it hard for manager Torey Lovullo to evaluate the left-hander, Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reports.

Chafin, perhaps more than other Diamondback reliever, will be impacted by the rule change requiring relievers to face a minimum of three batters upon entering a game unless the inning comes to an end first. He's been successful attacking hitters, putting the ball in the zone with good results. A byproduct of that is a low pitch count. Lovullo would like to see more pitch variety from Chafin. "I would have liked to seen him throw a slider or two," Lovullo said after one outing. "But he knows what he needs to get to [get ready for Opening Day]. We'll figure that out." Chafin is an old-breed lefty specialist. He's made 225 appearances over the last three seasons, totaling 153.1 innings.

January 10, 2020 11:48 PM
Diamondbacks' Andrew Chafin: Avoids arbitration with D-backs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chafin agreed to a one-year, $3.045 million deal with the Diamondbacks on Friday, avoiding arbitration, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.

This is the southpaw's third and final year as an arbitration-eligible player before he hits the open market. His ERA has been under 4.00 in three straight seasons.

September 1, 2019 11:12 PM
Diamondbacks' Andrew Chafin: Blows third save chance
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Chafin allowed a homer to the only batter he faced Sunday, blowing a save in the loss to the Dodgers.

Chafin was called on to record a two-out save but promptly allowed a game-tying shot to Cody Bellinger before getting yanked. The 29-year-old lefty is 0-for-3 in save chances this season with a 4.07 ERA.

August 10, 2019 08:56 AM
Diamondbacks' Andrew Chafin: Earns win in relief
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Chafin (2-2) struck out one and earned the win Friday after holding the Dodgers scoreless over 1.2 innings.

Chafin came into a 2-2 game in the ninth inning with one out and retired all five batters with ease. Meanwhile, Carson Kelly hit a go-ahead home run in the 11th to gift Chafin and the Diamondbacks with the win. Through 56 appearances, Chafin owns a 4.28 ERA and 1.23 WHIP.

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06/06@ SFW 4-31.01000
06/01vs SDW 4-31.00000
05/31vs SDW 7-20.20001
05/28vs CINW 1-01.12001
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Kettering, OH
Chicago Cubs
Kent State
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