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Chacin, Rockies finalize with two-year deal

The Rockies and Jhoulys Chacin avoided arbitration with a two-year, $6.5 million deal that the right-hander announced Saturday and the club announced on Tuesday.

Chacin, who turned 25 this month, went 3-5 with a 4.43 ERA in 69 innings and 14 starts last season. He filed for a $2.6 million salary in 2013, while the team offered $1.7 million, had the case gone to arbitration.

This was Chacin's first year of arbitration eligibility. He missed a large chunk of 2012 because of a nerve issue on the right side of his chest. After he returned to action in the second half he pitched much better. He posted a 2.84 ERA after the All-Star break, compared to a 7.30 mark before.

Evan Drellich is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @EvanDrellich.
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