The Braves are bringing 27-year-old right-hander Jhoulys Chacin in on a minor league contract with an invitation to big league camp in spring training.
Chacin pitched last season with the Diamondbacks. He was 2-1 in five games (four starts) and allowed 24 hits allowed 26.2 innings, 10 walks and 21 strikeouts. Chacin’s ERA was 3.38. He made 13 starts in Triple-A Reno and was 6-3 with a 3.22 ERA.
Chacin spent much of his career with the Rockies. His best season was in 2013, when he was 14-10 with a 3.47 ERA in 31 starts. His MLB career numbers are 40-49 with a 3.76 ERA.
Chacin will have a chance to win a job in the Atlanta rotation in spring training. According to Baseball Reference.com, Chacin’s name is pronounced YO-lease chah-SEEN.
The Braves signed Bud Norris to take one of the rotation spots. Julio Teheran and Matt Wisler are considered locks for the rotation, with Mike Foltynewicz, Williams Perez and Manny Banuelos also battling for the final two spots.
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