Old Friend: Jhoulys Chacin Catches On With The Diamondbacks

May 26, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Colorado Rockies catcher W. Rosario (20) and starting pitcher J. Chacin (45) walk from the outfield to begin a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

After spending his entire career with the Colorado Rockies, Jhoulys Chacin has been on a baseball whirlwind since being released this spring. 

Former Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin has caught on with the Arizona Diamondbacks, signing a minor league contract on Friday evening and reporting to AAA Reno to work as a starting pitcher for the Aces.

The right-hander had a good month in Cleveland’s organization after signing with the Indians in April, but he opted out of his contract after not reaching the big leagues, and evidently was searching for a better opportunity.

Now, it appears he will get that opportunity. Chacin is set to debut with the Aces this week, with an opt-out clause in case he is not in the Major Leagues with Arizona by July 5th:

The news was then confirmed by Arizona media, reporting his assignment on Reno to begin play with the Pacific Coast League club:

Obviously, the chances of Jhoulys Chacin reaching the big leagues this week to face the Rockies as Arizona comes to Denver are non-existent, but it’s always good to see a successful former Rockies pitcher catching on with another organization, and getting another shot at professional baseball.