Rockies option Jhoulys Chacin to Triple-A Colorado Springs

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has optioned right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin to triple-A Colorado Springs. The Rockies will make a corresponding roster prior to the club’s game on Friday vs. Atlanta (6:40 p.m. MDT at Coors Field). The Rockies have a scheduled off day tomorrow.

Chacin, 24, began the season as a member of the Rockies starting rotation and went 0-3 with a 7.30 ERA (24.2 ip, 20 er) in five starts. Chacin has pitched in parts of four Major League seasons, all with Colorado since 2009, and is 20-29 with a 3.78 ERA (367.0 ip, 154 er), 174 walks and 323 strikeouts in 73 games/58 starts in his Major League career. Chacin led the Rockies in wins (11), innings pitched (194.0) and ERA (3.62) during the 2011 season.