Brewers designate starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin for assignment

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Brewers have removed starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin from the 40 man roster and have designated him for assignment.

Chacin has been injured with a strained oblique, but his struggles in the season started before that. The Brewers right-hander had a 5.79 ERA in 19 starts. It was a major regression from last season where the hurler had 35 starts with a 3.50 ERA.

The Brewers have also optioned outfielder Ben Gamel to triple-A. The move has cleared room for infielder Cory Spangenberg to have his contract selected for the 25 man roster.