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Tyler Chatwood moved to 60 day DL

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The outlook seemed dreary for Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood initially when he was placed on the disabled list.

Then the results of the MRI provided hope that things might not be so bad, primarily because there were no indications that he would require Tommy John surgery. Now the news has teetered back towards the bad, as the Rockies moved Chatwood to the 60 day disabled list on Monday.

With the move the Rockies brought Nick Masset up to the big club, continuing the moving parts in their bullpen. From Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post:

Right-handed starter Tyler Chatwood, who strained his right elbow last week in Arizona, was moved to the 60-day disabled list, a sign that the injury is going to take longer to heal than originally thought. It will be six to eight weeks before Chatwood can even begin to throw…

“…Right-handed reliever Nick Masset, who hasn’t pitched in the big leagues since 2011 with the Reds, was called up Monday to shore up the bullpen. Chatwood’s move to the 60-day DL opened a spot for Masset on the Rockies’ 40-man roster.”

The Rockies insist that the outlook for Chatwood remains positive despite this move. As for Masset, he joins Chris Martin on the list of Rockies’ relievers with interesting background stories. With a home and home with the Texas Rangers this week and a day off still one week away, the Rockies will try to keep the good vibes going with an unsteady situation in their starting rotation.

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