Colorado Rockies Checking In On Free-Agent Ervin Santana After Injury To Jhoulys Chacin

Mar 18, 2013; Surprise, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ervin Santana (54) pitches during the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies are in a world of shock right now after finding out right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin will be held ‘until further notice’ with right shoulder inflammation. He is expected to undergo an MRI today. Colorado has their sights on free-agent pitcher Ervin Santana in the wake of Chacin’s injury. Here is more from Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.

Colorado actually had called earlier in the winter, but it is believed they touched base again since top starter Jhoulys Chacin went down with shoulder inflammation. While reports suggested Chacin has been shut down “indefinitely,” Rockies people remain hopeful Chacin is OK. He has been sent for an MRI that may confirm that, but his condition could alter the outlook on their rotation.

Thee problem with making the case of signing Santana will be the asking price from the 31-year-old who recently spent the 2013 season with the Kansas City Royals. Earlier in the offseason, Santana and his representatives were reportedly seeking a deal lasting five-years worth $112 million.That coming after a career-year ERA wise, going 9-10 with a 3.24 ERA — striking out 161 batters in 211.0 innngs pitched.

Colorado does have Jonathan Gray and Eddie Butler on the horizon for the ball club, but they don’t want to rush them to the big leagues. We could likely see them some point in late-June, early July for the Colorado Rockies as they will begin their seasons at Double-A Tulsa.

If in fact Chacin’s injury is serious and could miss quite some time, the Rockies could lean towards newly acquired pitcher Jordan Lyles to pitch in the number five-spot. Assuming they would just slide Jorge De La Rosa into the ace position, while bumping up Tyler Chatwood, Brett Anderson, and Juan Nicasio.

Ervin Santana does however boast a plus +15 wins/loss ratio throughout his nine-year career. He boasts a record of 105-90 with an ERA of 4.19, collecting 1,328 strikeouts in 1,686.2 innings pitched.

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
2005 22 LAA AL 12 8 .600 4.65 23 23 0 1 1 0 133.2 139 73 69 17 47 2 99 8 0 4 583 91 1.392 9.4 1.1 3.2 6.7 2.11
2006 23 LAA AL 16 8 .667 4.28 33 33 0 0 0 0 204.0 181 106 97 21 70 2 141 11 2 10 846 106 1.230 8.0 0.9 3.1 6.2 2.01
2007 24 LAA AL 7 14 .333 5.76 28 26 1 0 0 0 150.0 174 103 96 26 58 3 126 8 0 7 675 79 1.547 10.4 1.6 3.5 7.6 2.17
2008 25 LAA AL 16 7 .696 3.49 32 32 0 2 1 0 219.0 198 89 85 23 47 2 214 8 1 5 897 127 1.119 8.1 0.9 1.9 8.8 4.55 AS,CYA-6
2009 26 LAA AL 8 8 .500 5.03 24 23 0 2 2 0 139.2 159 83 78 24 47 4 107 10 0 4 614 87 1.475 10.2 1.5 3.0 6.9 2.28
2010 27 LAA AL 17 10 .630 3.92 33 33 0 4 1 0 222.2 221 104 97 27 73 2 169 12 1 11 954 102 1.320 8.9 1.1 3.0 6.8 2.32
2011 28 LAA AL 11 12 .478 3.38 33 33 0 4 1 0 228.2 207 95 86 26 72 4 178 8 1 10 949 111 1.220 8.1 1.0 2.8 7.0 2.47
2012 29 LAA AL 9 13 .409 5.16 30 30 0 1 1 0 178.0 165 109 102 39 61 2 133 9 0 4 764 74 1.270 8.3 2.0 3.1 6.7 2.18
2013 30 KCR AL 9 10 .474 3.24 32 32 0 0 0 0 211.0 190 85 76 26 51 3 161 6 0 6 859 127 1.142 8.1 1.1 2.2 6.9 3.16
9 Yrs 105 90 .538 4.19 268 265 1 14 7 0 1686.2 1634 847 786 229 526 24 1328 80 5 61 7141 100 1.281 8.7 1.2 2.8 7.1 2.52
162 Game Avg. 13 11 .538 4.19 34 34 0 2 1 0 215 208 108 100 29 67 3 169 10 1 8 911 100 1.281 8.7 1.2 2.8 7.1 2.52
LAA (8 yrs) 96 80 .545 4.33 236 233 1 14 7 0 1475.2 1444 762 710 203 475 21 1167 74 5 55 6282 97 1.300 8.8 1.2 2.9 7.1 2.46
KCR (1 yr) 9 10 .474 3.24 32 32 0 0 0 0 211.0 190 85 76 26 51 3 161 6 0 6 859 127 1.142 8.1 1.1 2.2 6.9 3.16
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/24/2014.

Topics: Colorado Rockies, Ervin Santana

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