Tue, 17 Aug 2010 09:38:38 -0700
Oakland Athletics P Shawn Chacon's grievance against the Houston Astros was denied Tuesday, Aug. 17, according to The Associated Press. The players association filed the grievance after his contract was terminated two years ago, saying the decision was without just cause. Chacon assaulted general manager Ed Wade in June of 2008.
Tue, 06 Oct 2009 06:40:45 -0700
ESPN.com reports Oakland Athletics SP Shawn Chacon was arrested at a Colorado bowling alley on charges related to unpaid gambling markers in Nevada. He faces a felony charge for three bad checks written for $50,000.
Thu, 18 Jun 2009 09:46:10 -0700
The Denver Post's Troy E. Renck reports the Oakland Athletics signed SP Shawn Chacon (Astros) to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Sacramento.
Wed, 04 Mar 2009 06:47:04 -0800
The Denver Post's Troy E. Renck reports free-agent SP Shawn Chacon's (Astros) agent Dan Horwits said two teams remain interested in Chacon.
Mon, 30 Jun 2008 14:45:53 -0700
The Associated Press reports free-agent P Shawn Chacon (Astros) cleared waivers Monday, June 30, and has now officially become a free agent.
Mon, 30 Jun 2008 14:31:04 -0700
The Associated Press reports Michael Weiner, the general counsel of the MLB Players Association, said the union plans on filing a grievance Tuesday, July 1, regarding the Houston Astros release of P Shawn Chacon. The union will claim the Astros improperly terminated Chacon's deal and that he is owed the remaining $938,607 of his $2 million salary this year.
Fri, 27 Jun 2008 12:11:57 -0700
Jose De Jesus Ortiz, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Astros P Shawn Chacon plans to file a grievance against the Astros if he is not claimed off waivers by Monday, June 30.
Thu, 26 Jun 2008 21:01:08 -0700
Updating previous items, if the Houston Astros were to terminate P Shawn Chacon's contract for cause if he does clear waivers, the players' association would likely come to his defense, as there is nearly $1 million currently remaining on his contract, reports The Associated Press' Kristie Rieken.
Thu, 26 Jun 2008 14:15:04 -0700
Jim Molony, of MLB.com, reports the Houston Astros placed P Shawn Chacon on waivers Thursday, June 26. If he clears waivers, he will be released without pay, according to general manager Ed Wade.
Thu, 26 Jun 2008 13:14:43 -0700
Jose De Jesus Ortiz, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane indicated that if P Shawn Chacon pitches again, he does not want it to be for the Astros. "We can't have anarchy," McLane said. "You can't have rebellion. If he disagreed with what Cecil wanted him to do, he should have had the courage to sit down and talk to him."