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Surprisingly, he was given unconditional release in order to avoid paying the remaining $5.5 million. They decided to let him go since they didn’t think he’d be able to heal quickly enough to be useful that season.

Given his previous performance, another organization was likely to offer him an opportunity to earn his way back, albeit at a much-reduced pay.

After pitching successfully for the AAA Columbus Clippers, he joined the Cleveland Indians but opted out in mid-June after not being promoted to the major league team (1-3, 3.21 in 7 starts).

Jhoulys Chacín
Jhoulys Chacín

He was acquired by the Arizona Diamondbacks and spent the remainder of the season in the minors, pitching for the Reno Aces and finishing 6-3 with a 3.22 ERA.

In 2015, he appeared in only 5 games for the Arizona Diamondbacks, finishing 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA.

Before being traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on May 11th, Chacin joined the Atlanta Braves before the 2016 season and went 1-2, 5.40 in 5 starts.

He went 5-6 with a 4.68 ERA in 29 games for the Halos, starting 17 of them. After the season, he was traded to the San Diego Padres, where he maintained his upward trajectory.

With a 13-10 record and a 3.89 ERA in 32 starts and 180 1/3 innings pitched, he struck out 153 batters.

Where Is Jhoulys Chacín From?

Jhoulys Chacín is from Maracaibo, Venezuela. Maracaibo is the capital of Zulia state in northwestern Venezuela and is recognized as the oil capital of the country.