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Jhoulys Chacin | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Apr 14 - 1:26 PM

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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.
Mar 23 - 11:11 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.
Mar 22 - 4:09 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.
Mar 21 - 7:10 PM

Jhoulys Chacin surrendered two runs on two hits and a walk over 1 2/3 innings versus the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

The right-hander struck out one in the effort. Chacin is looking for a bounce-back 2015 season after being limited to just 11 starts last year due to rotator cuff issues. He reported to camp feeling totally healthy.
Mar 5 - 7:25 PM

Jhoulys Chacin said Saturday that his arm "feels better than it has in a year and a half."

Chacin was limited to just 11 starts last season due to rotator cuff issues and was horrible when on the mound, producing a 5.40 ERA. However, the righty feels healthy now after skipping his usual stint in winter ball, instead focusing on rehabbing in Arizona. "We made a commitment with Jhoulys about a strict plan, and what each week would be," Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said. "He has stuck to that plan. He's now in a much better spot than he was in 2014. He's ready to go for spring training. I think he understands our sense of urgency. He has a chance to be a solid member of our rotation." Chacin held a career 3.61 ERA prior to last season, which is quite good for a pitcher at Coors Field. That said, the righty has seen his velocity and strikeouts drop in recent years, so even if he stays healthy it's hard to get too excited about him for fantasy purposes.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 1 - 9:35 AM

Rockies and RHP Jhoulys Chacin avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.5 million contract.

Chacin made $4.85 million last season and was arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter. The right-hander missed a big chunk of last season with shoulder issues and is a medical red flag heading into 2015.
Jan 16 - 12:57 PM

Rockies activated RHP Jhoulys Chacin from the 60-day disabled list.

Chacin missed the final three months of the season with a strained rotator cuff. He didn't need surgery and is expected to be OK for spring training but remains a bit of a medical red flag.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 11:28:00 AM

Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.

It's the first time he's thrown off a mound since being diagnosed with a strained right rotator cuff back in July. Chacin obviously won't pitch again this season but is feeling good about his chances of being healthy for spring training. "I've been really working for two months, strengthening and really working hard," Chacin said. "I've been pain-free and throwing long-toss every day. Today was a really good day for me -- long-toss, flat ground and off the mound. I'm really happy."
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 02:43:00 PM

Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) is 2-3 weeks away from playing catch.

Chacin is recovering slowly but surely from a strained right rotator cuff as he continues strengthening exercises. Given that he's already missed over a month and won't start throwing again for another 2-3 weeks, the Rockies will be happy to get him back at all this season.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 09:32:00 AM

Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) won't need surgery, but will be shut down for 4-6 weeks.

Chacin was diagnosed last week with a strained right rotator cuff and fraying in the front of his labrum. While he'll avoid surgery, he has a long way to go before pitching with the Rockies again.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 05:12:00 PM

Rockies transferred RHP Jhoulys Chacin from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Jair Jurrjens. Chacin is dealing with a strained right rotator cuff and fraying in the front of his labrum and is out indefinitely.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 05:43:00 PM

An MRI revealed that Jhoulys Chacin has a strained right rotator cuff and fraying in the front of his labrum.

Chacin will receive a second opinion from Dr. Thomas J. Noonan and also get a consultation from Dr. James Andrews before the next course of action is determined. The hope is that he'll only need to do more strengthening exercises, but surgery hasn't been ruled out. Chacin was placed on the disabled list Monday after admitting over the weekend that he's had shoulder strength issues.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 03:08:00 PM

Rockies placed RHP Jhoulys Chacin on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

Chacin acknowledged to reporters Saturday that he's been having issues with arm strength throughout the 2014 season. And it's shown in his stat lines. The 26-year-old hits the disabled list having posted a 1-7 record, 5.40 ERA, and 1.44 WHIP across 11 starts. He missed all of April with a similar shoulder issue.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 03:37:00 PM

Jhoulys Chacin admitted after Saturday's start to being concerned with his lack of arm strength so far this season.

Chacin is averaging a career-low 88 mph with his fastball this year and was sitting mostly at 86 mph on Saturday, when he was roughed up for seven earned runs in 5 2/3 innings by the Brewers. "I really don't know what's wrong with my arm. I can't get strong," Chacin said. "Even if I throw extra hard, I can get one (pitch), but then I can't throw the next one hard." Chacin missed the first month of the season with a shoulder issue but insists that he doesn't feel any pain. He'll hope to eventually regain some pep to his fastball, but fantasy owners should obviously steer clear of him for now.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 01:49:00 PM

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