Brewers designate opening day starter Jhoulys Chacín for assignment

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JULY 24: Jhoulys Chacin #45 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Miller Park on July 24, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers have designated opening day starter Jhoulys Chacín for assignment.

The Brewers announced the move on Saturday before playing Arizona.

Chacín is 3-10 with a 5.79 ERA this season. The 31-year-old right-hander had been on the injured list since late July due to a strained lat and was not expected to return to the active roster until mid-September.

Brewers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager David Stearns says the move was made to clear room on the roster as the club enters the final month of the regular season and pushes for a playoff slot. Milwaukee began the day three games behind Chicago for the second NL wild-card spot.

The Brewers called up utilityman Cory Spangenberg from Triple-A San Antonio.

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