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Brewers sign Jhoulys Chacin to 2-year deal

Chacin heads north after a strong year in the Padres rotation.

San Diego Padres v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Brewers have agreed to a two-year deal with righty Jhoulys Chacin, as first reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. FanRag’s Jon Heyman reports the deal is worth $15.5 million.

Chacin, who is entering his age-30 season, is the second veteran rotation addition for the Brewers in the last week. The club also agreed to terms on a deal with old friend Yovani Gallardo, giving the team options while Jimmy Nelson misses time recovering from late-season shoulder surgery.

Chacin quietly had a solid season for San Diego, posting a 3.89 ERA and 4.26 FIP in 32 starts after signing with the Padres before the season. San Diego had interest in a reunion with the righty, but he ultimately was able to secure a multi-year pact from a Milwaukee club that will contend in 2018.

Chacin is a veteran of nine major-league seasons with the Rockies (2009-14), Diamondbacks (2015), Braves (2016), Angels (2016) and Padres (2017), owning a career 3.93 ERA in that span.

Milwaukee may not be done adding starters, as the club is expected to play in the market for big-time pieces like Jake Arrieta and Yu Darvish.