Chacín agrees to $1.25M deal to stay with Rockies

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FILE – Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jhoulys Chacin pauses during the seventh inning of the team’s baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 4, 2021, in Denver. Chacín is staying with the Rockies, agreeing Saturday, Nov. 13, to a guaranteed $1.25 million, one-year contract that allows him to earn an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

DENVER (AP) — Right-hander Jhoulys Chacín is staying with the Colorado Rockies, agreeing Saturday to a guaranteed $1.25 million, one-year contract that allows him to earn an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses.

The 33-year-old was 3-2 with a 4.34 ERA in a career-high 45 relief appearances and one start for Colorado, which signed him on April 1 after he was released from a minor league contract by the New York Yankees near the end of spring training. He became a free agent after the World Series.

Chacín is 81-89 with a 4.06 ERA in 227 starts and 76 relief appearances in 13 seasons with Colorado (2009-14, 2021), Arizona (2015), Atlanta (2016), the Los Angeles Angels (2016), San Diego (2017), Milwaukee (2018-19), Boston (2019) and Atlanta (2020).

Chacín would earn $125,000 for making five starts and for each additional five through 20 and $125,000 for 30 pitching appearances and each additional 10 through 60. His total bonuses are capped at $500,000.

He had an $800,000 base salary with the Rockies last season and earned $100,000 in bonuses: $50,000 each for 30 and 40 games.

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