Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin has agreed on a one-year deal to return to the Rockies, as per Danielle Allentuck of the Denver Gazette (via Twitter). The team has announced the signing. Chacin’s deal is worth $1.25MM, per Mark Feinsand of MLB.com (via Twitter).
Chacin, 34 in January, had his best years in purple from 2009 to 2014. He returned to Colorado last season, making 46 appearances, mostly out of the bullpen. Though it was a different role than the last time Chacin pitched for the Rockies, he put together his best season since 2018 nevertheless, logging 64 1/3 innings with a 4.34 ERA/4.63 FIP.
Chacin’s best season overall came in that 2018 season when he made 35 starts for a playoff-bound Brewers’ squad that won 96 games and the NL Central crown. Chacin won a career-high 15 games with a 3.50 ERA/4.03 FIP in 192 2/3 innings. He kept it up in the postseason, making three starts and giving up just two earned runs over 12 1/3 innings, which included a game two victory over the Rockies in the NLDS.
Though Chacin has more career playoff innings against the Rockies than for them, they have nonetheless shared a productive partnership over the years. Chacin figures to remain in the bullpen as a multi-inning option in 2022. Overall, Chacin owns a 4.06 ERA/4.08 FIP in 1,388 1/3 innings across 13 seasons with the Rockies, Brewers, Braves, Diamondbacks, Angels, Padres, and Red Sox. He surpassed 10 years of service time last season.