The Chuck James era for the Atlanta Braves is over as the team officially non-tendered him today. Here is the press release:
The Atlanta Braves announced today that the club will non-tender left-handed pitcher Chuck James for the 2009 season.
James, 28, owns a 24-19 career record with a 4.48 ERA in four Major League seasons. In 2008, he went 2-5 with a 9.10 ERA in seven games started for the Atlanta Braves and 5-5 with a 2.92 ERA in 16 games (15 starts) with Triple-A Richmond.
James underwent successful left shoulder surgery on September 12, 2008, performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., to repair a tear in his rotator cuff and to clean up a frayed labrum. He is expected to miss most of the 2009 season.
James was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 20th round of the 2002 June free-agent draft.
The Braves now have 38 active players on its 40-man roster.
Not too surprising, he won't pitch in 2009 anyway. He was good for about 15 seconds, but unfortuantely aweful for the rest of it. If you'd like to chat with Chuck, just get your windows replaced.