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Jhoulys Chacin out 4-6 weeks with rotator cuff fraying

Jul 7, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

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First the good news on Jhoulys Chacin: Doctors have determined that the Rockies right-hander won’t need shoulder surgery to repair fraying in his rotator cuff.

Now the bad news: Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that Chacin is expected to miss 4-6 weeks even without going under the knife.

That makes a return unlikely before September and means the 26-year-old may not take the mound again before next season if there are any setbacks.

Chacin threw 197 innings with a 3.47 ERA while allowing just 11 homers last season, but he began this season on the disabled list and went 1-7 with a 5.40 ERA before being shut down again.

  1. carpi2 - Jul 8, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    Fraying was discovered within his RTC, and his medical staff thinks he will be good to resume throwing within 6 weeks? I’d be surprised if we don’t hear a September story about Chacin needing a repairative surgery, if this timeline were to be maintained.

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