Jhoulys Chacin played six seasons with the Colorado Rockies. (John Leyba, The Denver Post)SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — In a surprise move Sunday, the Colorado Rockies released veteran right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin.Chacin admitted Sunday that, although he hasn’t been throwing as well as he had hoped, he was taken aback by the Rockies’ decision to release him.”I was kind of 50-50,” he told The Denver Post. “I haven’t been pitching well. I haven’t been doing what I wanted to do. But I’m surprised. I didn’t expect it at this time, but now I have a chance to find something else.”The 27-year-old Chacin would have been a candidate to replace the injured Jorge De La Rosa in the Rockies’ home opener, but he struggled through a split-squad game against the Dodgers on Saturday, allowing four runs on seven hits in three innings.He faced 18 batters over 64 pitches for his longest outing since he injured his shoulder, but was positive about his performance Saturday, saying he felt good physically but that he didn’t command the ball as well as he wanted.Chacin was signed by the Rockies as a free agent in 2004 and made his big-league debut in 2009. Over his six seasons with Colorado, he posted a 3.78 ERA with 619 hits, 312 runs, 280 walks and 60 home runs in 124 games.After an impressive 2013 campaign, in which he recorded a 3.47 ERA and .583 win-loss percentage, Chacin sat for most of last season, since June 28, because of the shoulder injury.In his first game back for the Rockies, in a Cactus League loss to the Diamondbacks on March 5, Chacin told The Post his shoulder ” felt very good.” Rockies manager Walt Weiss added that “there is no reason to think he’s not going to be fine.””I will be better with time,” Chacin said Sunday. “I’m trying to build my arm up to where it used to be. I’m trying to get my arm speed up.”I believe in myself. (The Rockies) told me at the beginning at spring training it depended on me. And right there I thought I was going to be fine.”Chacin and the … – Click Here To Visit Article Source