The Milwaukee Brewers have yet to make official the return of Yovani Gallardo to the team but reportedly are nearing an agreement on a deal with another free-agent starting pitcher, Jhoulys Chacin. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported via Twitter that the Brewers are near agreement with Chacin, a veteran right-hander who had one of his best seasons in 2017 with San Diego. Chacin, who will be 30 on Jan. 7, went 13-10 with a 3.89 ERA in 32 starts for the Padres, allowing 157 hits and 72 walks in 180 1/3 innings while recording a career-best 153 strikeouts with a 1.270 WHIP. In eight-plus seasons with Colorado, Arizona, Atlanta, the Los Angeles Angels and San Diego, Chacin is 59-67 with a 3.93 ERA in 195 games (167 starts). A fastball/slider pitcher who throws in the low 90s, he has done a good job of inducing groundballs (49.1% last year) and keeping the ball in the park (0.9 HRs per nine innings).