Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins granted right-hander Jhoulys Chacín his release on Sunday in the first major move that clarified what the club’s 30-man roster could look like on Opening Day.

The 32-year-old Chacín entered the original Spring Training period as part of the competition for the fifth spot in Minnesota’s starting rotation, which was open at the time due to Michael Pineda’s suspension and Rich Hill’s recovery from offseason surgery on his pitching elbow. That opportunity vanished for the most part in Summer Camp, during which a fully healthy Hill has demonstrated that he’ll be ready for the Opening Day starting rotation.

Fellow starter Jake Odorizzi was scratched from his intrasquad start on Sunday with back tightness, he has been listed as day-to-day.


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