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Jhoulys Chacin placed on disabled list with right shoulder inflammation

May 7, 2012, 8:49 PM EST

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The Rockies announced earlier this evening that Jhoulys Chacin was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. The 24-year-old was demoted to Triple-A Colorado Springs last week after posting an ugly 7.30 ERA over his first five starts, but today’s move rescinds the option.

This news doesn’t come as a big surprise, as Rockies’ general manager Dan O’Dowd told Troy Renck of the Denver Post earlier today that Chacin wasn’t prepared to pitch at the Triple-A level.

“We’re still working through his issues and trying to get our arms around everything before we move forward,” general manager Dan O’Dowd said today.

“Health, mind, delivery, the whole package. It makes no sense for him to go out and pitch until we get him in a better place.”

While his issues evidently aren’t all physical, he dealt with a blister and right biceps tendinitis during spring training and O’Dowd expressed disappointment in his offseason conditioning program. Chacin finished last season with a 3.62 ERA over a career-high 194 innings, but he hit the wall down the stretch by posting a 4.31 ERA and 49/37 K/BB ratio in 77 1/3 innings during the second half.
  1. spellingcops - May 7, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Will the Rockies ever have a solid rotation?! If they even had a semblance of one this year they could be doing some serious damage.

  2. mjay424 - May 8, 2012 at 1:10 AM

    When a player significantly deviates from his normal production, the first thought, and usually it proves to most accurate, is injury. With Chacin, he was far enough off the mark (baseline pattern) that one had to wonder about his health.

    I’m forecasting that this “shoulder inflammation” is an understatement and that Chacin could be more hurt than that designation.

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