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September 28, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies center fielder D. Stubbs (13) throws his helmet after striking out in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Drew Stubbs, Jhoulys Chacin catch on in big leagues

(via Dallas Morning News, NBC Sports)

Good to see on both counts… Drew Stubbs and Jhoulys Chacin are back in the big leagues (or, at least to be technical in Stubbs’ case, back with a big league organization).

Chacin started Monday night in Arizona for the Diamondbacks against the St. Louis Cardinals, and threw the ball very well. I watched his start with great interest last night and we’ll have more on him on this site later this morning.

The Diamondbacks initially signed Chacin in June after he was released by the Cleveland Indians, and sent him to AAA Reno, where he threw well in the starting rotation and earned the big league nod Monday night against the Cardinals.

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Stubbs signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers early Monday morning, and was assigned to AAA Round Rock. Considering the fact that the Rangers have had injury issues in the outfield this year — Josh Hamilton and Leonys Martin are both on the disabled list — there might be room for Stubbs on a club that’s increasingly in the thick of things in the AL Wild Card race.

Obviously, really happy for both of these gentlemen. Each had struggles in Colorado and both probably deserved the fate they got with the Colorado Rockies considering ineffectiveness and, in Chacin’s case, injury — but it’s still good to see both catch on elsewhere around the league. And each one has a shot at the playoffs now!

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