Club signs right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacín to Major League contract
DENVER – The Colorado Rockies today announced that they have signed right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacín to a Major League contract and have designated right-handed pitcher Jairo Diaz for assignment.
Additionally, the Rockies have placed left-handed pitcher Kyle Freeland (left shoulder strain) and infielder Brendan Rodgers (right hamstring strain) on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to March 29.
The Rockies’ 26-man Opening Day roster is finalized.
Chacín returns to the Rockies after spending the first six years of his Major League career with the club (2009-14). Originally signed by the Rockies on Sept. 27, 2004 as a non-drafted international free agent, Chacín ranks ninth in franchise history with 109 games started and 10th with 38 wins. He will wear #43.
Four players are on the Opening Day roster for the first time: left-handed pitcher Ben Bowden, outfielder Yonathan Daza, catcher Dom Nuñez and right-handed pitcher Jordan Sheffield.
Below is a breakdown of the Rockies’ 2021 Opening Day roster:
Right-handed Pitchers (12): Yency Almonte, Daniel Bard, Jhoulys Chacín, Carlos Estévez, Mychal Givens, Chi Chi González, Jon Gray, Tyler Kinley, Germán Márquez, Antonio Senzatela, Jordan Sheffield, Robert Stephenson
Left-handed Pitchers (2): Ben Bowden, Austin Gomber
Catchers (2): Elias Díaz, Dom Nuñez
Infielders (4): C.J. Cron, Josh Fuentes, Ryan McMahon, Trevor Story
Outfielders (4): Charlie Blackmon, Yonathan Daza, Sam Hilliard, Raimel Tapia
Infielder/Outfielders (2): Garrett Hampson, Chris Owings
10-Day Injured List (2): LHP Kyle Freeland, INF Brendan Rodgers
60-Day Injured List (2): RHP Peter Lambert, RHP Scott Oberg
Colorado has a full 40-man roster.
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