Arizona Diamondbacks call up Jhoulys Chacín, option Godley
With the Arizona Diamondbacks in need of a starter for Monday’s opener against the St. Louis Cardinals, the team has brought up Jhoulys Chacín from Triple-A.
With 21 games in 20 days being played, and the Diamondbacks about to begin their second straight four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the team was in need of a starting pitcher for Monday night’s series opener.
To space out the young arms and get some rest, the team has called up former Colorado Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacín from Triple-A Reno and optioned Zack Godley back to Double-A Mobile.
The team would also designate longtime minor league journeyman Danny Dorn for assignment.
Chacín had some good years for the Colorado Rockies, including winning 14 games with a 3.47 ERA in 2013. Last season with the Rockies however, was anything but good as Chacín finished with a 1-7 record and a 5.40 ERA. He was released by the Rockies during Spring Training this year, and joined on with the Cleveland Indians Triple-A team before exercising an out-clause and signing a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
In 12 starts for Reno, Chacín was 5-3 with an 3.39 ERA. He also had a 6.89 K/9 with a 3.28 BB/9. It’s unclear whether or not he’s going to get more than the one start he is getting tonight. That will probably depend a lot on how he performs out there.
It’s clear though, that with this stretch of no days off that the team is currently playing, they’re going need as many arms as possible with such a young rotation and guys having innings limits.
Even more importantly, is the fact that they are currently just five games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for the lead in the National League West Division. With the St. Louis Cardinals in town, this series could go a long way in determining how the rest of the season plays out.
It all starts with Jhoulys Chacín taking the mound tonight.
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