Colorado Rockies Shut Down Jhoulys Chacin With Right Shoulder Inflammation Until Further Notice


Jun 28, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin (45) watches from the dugout during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

According to the Colorado Rockies official twitter account, the Rockies have shut down right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin until further notice with right shoulder inflammation.

If you remember correctly, Chacin suffered the same injury back on May 12th, 2012 where he was put on the 15-day disabled list. The right-handed pitcher wouldn’t return to the club until Aug. 21st — which would be 111 days after the injury. He was diagnosed with a pectoral injury after getting a second opinion from the Colorado Rockies medical staff.

This could potentially be a big blow to the Rockies rotation which looks to be improved with the acquisition of Brett Anderson and the two highly touted prospects on the horizon in Jonathan Gray and Eddie Butler. It’s still too early in camp to know whether the injury is significant enough for Chacin to miss some time, as the Rockies open their first spring training game on Feb. 28th against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Chacin would earn a career-high in wins last season in the Rockies rotation, supporting a 14-10 record with a 3.47 ERA. He would boast a WHIP of 1.262 walking 61 batters in 197.1 innings pitched. He would also tie a career-high in starts last season with 31 starts which he also accomplished back in 2011 in his third-year with the club.