Shawn Chacon Signs With Athletics

10:20am: Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Chacon will report to Triple A Sacramento today and is tentatively scheduled to start tomorrow night. 

12:24am: MLBTR has learned tonight that pitcher Shawn Chacon signed a minor league deal with the A's.  Pitching for the independent league Newark Bears, the 31 year-old Chacon posted a 4.29 ERA with 29 strikeouts and 16 walks in 42 innings this year.  The Astros released him about a year ago after he threw the team's GM, Ed Wade, to the ground in a clubhouse altercation.

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