Update: Wilin Rosario placed on 15 day DL


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Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin made his Colorado Rockies debut on Sunday afternoon. Even with some bumps in the first few innings, that was the good news for the Rockies. The bad news was the corresponding move that they made to make room for Chacin.

Catcher Wilin Rosario was placed on the disabled list, stricken with the same viral infection that sent infielder Josh Rutledge to the DL earlier this week. Per Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post:

"Sunday, the club placed starting catcher Wilin Rosario on the 15-day disabled list because of the infection that is causing headaches and a high fever.Infielder Josh Rutledge was placed on the disabled list on Friday and a number of other players have been feeling under the weather, including outfielder Corey Dickerson.”"

Can we fashion some sort of partition or a separate dressing area for Troy Tulowitzki, Justin Morneau, and Nolan Arenado? No disrespect to the other players on the roster, but still…just sayin’.

Not that I would ever suggest that it is a good thing for Rosario to be down with such an illness, but I do wonder if the Rockies will benefit from grinding through this fluidity at the catcher position in the early months of the season: more experience for Jordan Pacheco and some time at the big league level for Michael McKenry. That said, the Rockies need Rosario to get going offensively over the long haul of the season if they want to prove that they belong.