Report: New York Yankees sign right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacín

Jhoulys Chacin delivers a pitch for the Atlanta Braves during the 2020 season.|Art or Photo Credit: USA Today

The New York Yankees have signed veteran right-hander Jhoulys Chacín to a Minor League deal, according to reports.

Chacín, 33, is a 12-year MLB veteran after spending time with seven different clubs including the Atlanta Braves for whom he made two appearances in 2020.

The Venezuela native owns a career record of 78-87 with a lifetime ERA of 4.04 over 1,324 MLB innings, and he enjoyed his best career season in 2018 with the Brewers after going 15-8 with a 3.50 ERA.

Chacín spent his first six MLB seasons with the Colorado Rockies but has some experience in the AL East after a trade sent him from Milwaukee to Boston back in 2019.

Earlier this week, Chacín posted on social media that he had officially received U.S. citizenship, and he'll now be looking forward to competing for a role in the Yankees organization this upcoming season.

The Yankees have made several Minor League acquisitions and also added outfielder Greg Allen to the 40-man roster via a trade with the Padres on Wednesday.

The Bronx Bombers are among a shortlist of World Series favorites for the 2021 season and will continue building up the roster to resume their Chase for 28 when baseball returns next spring.

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