Brewers reinstate Chacin, option Barnes to Triple-A
Chacin, 31, had been on the IL since June 2 with a back strain.
Chacin has a 5.74 ERA and a 1.483 WHIP in 12 starts this season. He went just 2 2/3 innings in his last outing, allowing seven earned runs on six hits with four walks and just two strikeouts in a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 31.
The Brewers also optioned right-handed reliever Jacob Barnes to Triple-A San Antonio. Barnes, 29, made two appearances during his most-recent stint with Milwaukee, allowing four hits and three earned runs in four innings.
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