LOS ANGELES - MAY 8: Jhoulys Chacin #45 of the Colorado Rockies throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 8, 2010 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
The Colorado Rockies have optioned right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin to Triple-A, the team announced today via their official Twitter account. Chacin, 24, has made five starts for the Rockies this season, allowing 20 runs across 24.2 innings -- all of them earned.
The team tweeted that it will make a corresponding roster move before Friday's game. Troy Renck of the Denver Post tweets that Alex White, Christian Friedrich, and Tyler Chatwood are candidates to take his spot in the rotation.
Twitter / @Rockies: #Rockies have optioned RHP ...
"#Rockies have optioned RHP Jhoulys Chacin to Triple-A. Club will make corresponding roster move prior to Friday's game."
Twitter / @TroyRenck: Rockies have optioned Jhou ...
"Rockies have optioned Jhouyls Chacin to Triple-A. No surprise."
Twitter / @TroyRenck: Again, #Rockies option Cha ...
"Again, #Rockies option Chacin to Triple-A. I begged for it in my analysis today. He needs to go down and fix stuff out of bright lights"
Twitter / @TroyRenck: Chacin was headed to Tripl ...
"Chacin was headed to Triple-A either now or after his start Monday. Alex White, Christian Friedrich, and Tyler Chatwood are candidates."