Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:55:32 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Jordan Lyles is one of the arms competing for the open rotation spot that's likely to occur with Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) injured. Lyles tossed three scoreless innings Tuesday, March 11, with four strikeouts. Lyles holds a 1.13 spring ERA and has made some adjustments with pitching coach Jim Wright. The right-hander has improved the angle on his fastball that may force more ground balls from opponents.
Fantasy Tip: If you have to dive into this SP pool, hold your nose. The competition also involves Franklin Morales and Christian Friedrich. Lyles once had a mildly intriguing pedigree but is in a tough situation to succeed, even with his grounder background. Tread carefully, NL-only poachers.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:03:17 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) threw at 90 feet Monday, March 10, and will progress to 120 feet Wednesday, March 12. "If I start feeling good, I'll keep moving (back)," Chacin said. "The good thing is I'm feeling good. My ball is coming out good. Everything feels fine, I feel strong. I'm very happy everything is working out." It's almost a certainty that he'll start the season on the disabled list, though.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:54:55 -0800
Colorado Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) played catch Thursday, March 6, but he does not have a bullpen scheduled yet. The team is hoping he can return "no later than early May."
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:58:24 -0800
Colorado Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) would like to resume playing catch if he feels better Thursday, March 6, and he wants to throw a bullpen "as soon as I can, but it's not up to me." Chacin has played winter ball in Venezuela in past offseasons, but this year he didn't. He did long toss in Florida in late January but never got on a mound. Chacin felt pain when playing catch and attempting bullpen sessions at the team's complex in the Dominican Republic before reporting to camp. He's been shut down from all throwing since Feb. 23.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:13:49 -0800
Colorado Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) is scheduled to resume playing catch in two to three days after skipping throwing for nine days. "It feels really good. I threw a little medicine ball, a small one, and it felt fine today," Chacin said. "I am going to be OK. It's definitely getting better." Chacin is still hoping to be ready by opening day, but it's a long shot right now being three weeks behind the other starters. The team is taking a conservative approach.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:10:37 -0800
Colorado Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) did some work on resistance bands Friday, Feb. 28, and hopes to resume light throwing in a few days. There is no timetable for him to resume throwing bullpens. It's also unclear if Chacin will be ready for opening day, and the team isn't rushing him.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:33:20 -0800
Colorado Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) will start shoulder strengthening exercises in two to three days, and he isn't ruling out being ready for opening day. At worst, he thinks he'll miss two to three starts.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:42:53 -0800
Colorado Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) will be out at least another week with a sore right shoulder. His MRI exam showed only inflammation and no structural damage. Chacin said he was feeling better Tuesday, Feb. 25, but he may not be ready for opening day.
Fantasy Tip: There is a good chance that Chacin isn't ready when the regular season starts now. However, he may only need to miss one or two starts, and the Rockies could skip his turn in the rotation and get away with it. If a rotation spot is needed, they could turn to Franklin Morales or Jordan Lyles temporarily.
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:47:38 -0800
The Colorado Rockies have shut down SP Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) indefinitely because of right shoulder inflammation. He will undergo an MRI exam Monday, Feb. 24.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:10:22 -0700
The Colorado Rockies activated SP Jhoulys Chacin off the bereavement list in time for his start Friday, Aug. 23. Also, RP Rob Scahill has been recalled from the minors and RP Edgmer Escalona was optioned in a corresponding move.