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Brewers release Opening Day starter Jhoulys Chacín

Vincent Frank
Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

In the midst of a playoff race, the Milwaukee Brewers are moving on from a pitcher who started their season opener.

Days after designating veteran starter Jhoulys Chacín for assignment, Milwaukee announced on Monday that it has outright released him.

Chacín, 31, has been downright horrible this season. He’s pitched to a 3-10 record with a 5.79 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 19 starts.

Milwaukee heads into this week’s action with a 67-63 record and 4.5 games out of first place in the NL Central. It is also two games out of the final wild card spot.