Veteran RHP Chacin granted release by Twins

Reuters
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Seeing his options for a spot in the Minnesota Twins' rotation dwindling, veteran right-hander Jhoulys Chacin on Sunday was granted a release from his contract.


Chacin, 32, signed a minor league deal with the Twins in advance of the 2020 season, but with the start of the season delayed, Minnesota's starting staff has come into clearer focus.

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The Twins are expected to have right-hander Kenta Maeda, left-hander Rich Hill, and right-handers Jose Berrios, Jake Odorizzi and Homer Bailey on their starting staff, leaving Chacin to search for other options. His release means he immediately becomes a free agent.


Chacin is 77-87 overall with seven different teams over 11 major league seasons, posting a 4.03 ERA. He pitched for both the Milwaukee Brewers and Boston Red Sox last season going a combined 3-12 with a 6.01 ERA over 25 appearances (24 starts).


-Field Level Media

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