Jhoulys Chacin opts out of contract with Cleveland Indians
Chacin, 27, pitched relatively well for Triple-A Columbus, posting a 3.21 ERA in 42 innings for the Clippers. However, he continued a trend of diminished strikeouts, as noted by MLB Trade Rumors:
"He averaged just 5.4 K/9 against 3.2 BB/9 with the Clippers. Chacin at one time looked to be a budding strikeout artist, whiffing 138 batters in 137 1/3 innings of 3.28 ERA ball with the Rockies' big league club in 2010. Since that time, he's averaged just 6.2 K/9 in the majors."
With a solid amount of big league experience and a decent track record at Triple-A, Chacin could draw interest from contending teams or rebuilding clubs like the Phillies.
(h/t MLB Trade Rumors)