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D-backs sign Chacin to Minor League deal

PHOENIX -- The D-backs announced they have signed starter Jhoulys Chacin to a Minor League deal.

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Chacin, 27, pitched six seasons with the Rockies, posting ERAs under 4.00 in 2010, 2011 and 2013. But last season in Colorado, the right-hander was 1-7 with a 5.40 ERA in 11 starts.

Chacin was in the Indians organization earlier this season, but opted out of his deal after pitching to a 3.21 ERA for Triple-A Columbus.

He was scheduled to start for Triple-A Reno on Saturday night.

Worth noting

Yasmany Tomas was out of the D-backs' starting lineup on Saturday night after leaving Friday's game early with a left elbow contusion. Tomas was hit in the elbow by a James Shields pitch in the first inning, but stayed in the game until after the third. He did pinch-hit in Saturday's game, going 0-for-1.

Video: [email protected]: Tomas hit on the elbow, remains in the game

Tomas' X-rays on Friday were negative and the rookie was optimistic that it would not be a concern moving forward. 

"It's just still a little swollen," D-backs manager Chip Hale said. 

Tomas has excelled in his first season, leading all National League rookies with a .324 batting average. He also has 18 multi-hit games and set the club's rookie record with 31 hits in May.

Jake Rill is an associate reporter for
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