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Jhoulys Chacin | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / COL
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Braves signed RHP Jhoulys Chacin to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Chacin pitched most of 2015 in the minors but fared well when the D'Backs gave him a shot, posting a 3.38 ERA over 26 2/3 innings. He's not a good bet to make the Braves' Opening Day rotation, but they don't have much depth so there's a good chance he'll get a chance at some point. Mon, Dec 14, 2015 06:44:00 PM

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Jhoulys Chacin has elected free agency.

He refused an outright assignment by the Diamondbacks. Chacin pitched well in his brief time with the D'Backs, posting a 3.38 ERA across 26 2/3 frames. However, he might have to settle for a minor league deal again.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 04:08:00 PM

The Diamondbacks announced Friday that they'll skip Jhoulys Chacin's start on Sunday.

Rookie right-hander Zack Godley will start in his place. Chacin has done a nice job in his limited action with the D'Backs, posting a 3.04 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 17/9 K/BB ratio over 24 1/3 innings. It's unclear if he'll get a chance to make another start before season's end.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 09:15:00 PM

Jhoulys Chacin won on Monday against the Dodgers, allowing two runs over six innings.

Chacin fell behind 2-0 after the first inning when Adrian Gonzalez hit a solo home run and Corey Seager hit an RBI double, but he'd settle down quickly. He gave up six hits overall and walked four while striking out three. The win is his first since June of last season. This year, in four starts, Chacin has a 3.04 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP and a 17/9 K/BB ratio in 24 1/3 innings. He'll face the Padres in a road start next.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 01:34:00 AM

Jhoulys Chacin went five innings and gave up two runs in a no-decision as the Diamondbacks beat the Padres on Tuesday.

Chacin allowed a solo home run to Justin Upton in the second inning, and the Padres pushed across another run in the third on a ground ball double play. The right-hander, overall, gave up four hits and two walks while striking out three. He's pitched well in three starts, carrying a 2.95 ERA with a 1.09 WHIP and a 14/5 K/BB ratio over 18 1/3 innings. Chacin will take the hill in L.A. against the Dodgers next.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 01:18:00 AM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Jhoulys Chacin from Triple-A Reno.

Chacin was solid in two spot-starts with the Diamondbacks late last month. He could make another couple of starts down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 04:09:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned Jhoulys Chacin to Triple-A Reno.

Chacin allowed two runs over seven innings Saturday in a no-decision against the A's. He should be back soon.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 11:15:00 PM

Jhoulys Chacin pitched well but lost in his 2015 debut on Monday, giving up three runs (two earned) in 6 1/3 innings versus the Cardinals.

Chacin hadn't pitched since June 28 last season. He spent the 2015 season at Triple-A in the Indians' and Diamondbacks' organization before Arizona promoted him on Monday. He gave up six hits and a walk while striking out five. Chacin is likely to remain in the rotation until Jeremy Hellickson (hamstring) is healthy, so he's on track to start against the Athletics at home over the weekend.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 01:49:00 AM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of RHP Jhoulys Chacin from Triple-A Reno.

Chacin will start on Monday versus the Cardinals, giving Robbie Ray an extra day between starts. The former Rockie has spent all of 2015 at the Triple-A level with the Indians and D'Backs, posting a 3.33 ERA with just 86 strikeouts over 121 2/3 innings. Chacin should remain in the rotation until Jeremy Hellickson (hamstring) is ready to return.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 05:27:00 PM

Diamondbacks signed RHP Jhoulys Chacin to a minor league contract.

Chacin found work quickly after opting out of his minor league contract with the Indians on Thursday. The 27-year-old hurler compiled a 3.21 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 25/15 K/BB ratio over 42 innings with Triple-A Columbus. He can opt out of his deal with the Diamondbacks if he isn't on the big league roster before July 5.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 11:45:00 PM

Indians released RHP Jhoulys Chacin.

Chacin exercised the opt-out in his minor league contract with Cleveland and will now search for a better opportunity with a new organization. The 27-year-old right-hander had registered a promising 3.21 ERA and 1.286 WHIP across 42 innings at Triple-A Columbus.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 12:21:00 PM

Indians signed RHP Jhoulys Chacin to a minor league contract.

Chacin was let go by the Rockies toward the end of spring training, but we figured it wouldn't be long before he would find a new home. The 27-year-old right-hander was limited to just 63 1/3 innings last season due to a rotator cuff injury, so the Indians can't count on much from him, but he's a worthy flier at these terms.
Tue, Apr 14, 2015 01:26:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that six teams "have called with interest" in Jhoulys Chacin.

Cotillo adds that Chacin is expected to sign in the "near future." Chacin was terrible last season while battling shoulder issues and bad again this spring, which led to the Rockies releasing him on Sunday. Still, he's flashed plenty of promise in the past and is just 27, so he's worth a gamble for some team in need of rotation depth.
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 11:11:00 PM

Rockies released RHP Jhoulys Chacin.

It comes as a big surprise, as the 27-year-old right-hander had been expected to open the season as the second starter in the Rockies' rotation behind Jorge De La Rosa. Chacin clearly isn't at full strength, though, following the rotator cuff injury that ended his 2014 season prematurely. He posted a troublesome 1-7 record and 5.40 ERA over 63 1/3 innings in 2014 and wasn't much better in Cactus League play, with a 6.52 ERA and 2.07 WHIP in 9 2/3 frames. He'll attempt to latch on elsewhere.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 04:09:00 PM

Jhoulys Chacin struggled in Saturday's start against the Dodgers, yielding four runs over three innings.

Chacin allowed seven hits -- including a home run to Andre Ethier -- while walking two and striking out two. He's now given up seven runs in 9 2/3 innings this spring. The right-hander, returning from a rotator cuff injury which shortened his 2014 season, will slot behind the currently-injured Jorge De La Rosa in the rotation.
Sat, Mar 21, 2015 07:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Tyler Flowers
3Ryan Lavarnway
4Matt Kennelly
5Braeden Schlehuber
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Jace Peterson
2Gordon Beckham
3Emilio Bonifacio
4Chase d'Arnaud
SS1Erick Aybar
2Daniel Castro
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Kelly Johnson
3Reid Brignac
LF1Hector Olivera
2Nick Swisher
3Matt Tuiasosopo
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Michael Bourn
3Mallex Smith
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Matt Wisler
3Manny Banuelos
4Bud Norris
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Williams Perez
7Kyle Kendrick
8Jhoulys Chacin
9Casey Kelly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jason Grilli
3Jim Johnson
4Alexi Ogando
5Shae Simmons
6Chris Withrow
7David Carpenter
8Alex Torres
9Jose Ramirez
10Daniel Winkler
11Paco Rodriguez
12Ian Krol
13Daniel Burawa
14Andrew McKirahan