Angels pitching: Bye Bye Jhoulys Chacin, Nick Tropeano rejoins rotation

Nick Tropeano is rejoining the Angels’ rotation, starting Monday’s series opener against the Rays at Tropicana Field, and Jhoulys Chacin has been demoted to the bullpen, a sequence of events that had been anticipated over the last couple of days.

Chacin was informed Sunday morning and took the news in stride.

“I’m fine with it,” Chacin said before the Angels’ 10-5 loss to the Red Sox. “I know the last few games I haven’t done my job. Honestly, I don’t feel bad that they sent me to the bullpen. I actually feel good that they have confidence in me to keep me on the team.”

It’s good that Chacin is returning to the bullpen, because it looked as if he was under stress most of the time on the mound. Chacin will remain with the Angels, and not be sent down to AAA.

Chacin was acquired from the Braves for low-level Minor League pitcher Adam McCreery on May 11 and pitched decently early on, with seven innings of two-run ball against the Mariners on May 14 and a complete game against the Tigers on May 30.

Since then, though, the 28-year-old right-hander has an 8.78 ERA over a six-start stretch. He’s allowed 44 hits, issued 19 walks and struck out only 11 in 26 2/3 innings, and his ERA for the season is 5.87.

Can Nick Tropeano come save the day for the Angels? They are sliding down the season as in a snowball effect. It’s time for a change in Anaheim

Angels pitching: Bye Bye Jhoulys Chacin, Nick Tropeano rejoins rotation
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