Colorado Rockies Rundown: CarGo, Chatwood, Complete Games, And More
Sep 24, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcher T. Chatwood (32) reacts after hitting Boston Red Sox left fielder D. Nava (29) with a pitch during the first inning at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Don’t expect any Tyler Chatwood… yet
We reported yesterday that Tyler Chatwood was throwing again and healthy. That’s still all true, of course, but don’t count on him pitching in the Major Leagues this year, at least according to Walt Weiss.
The Colorado Rockies’ manager spoke to MLB.com, and after confirming Chatwood was not a candidate to pitch for the Rockies this month, said about the starter:
"“All reports said the ball was coming out really well. He was 93 to 96 [mph]. Got extended the first inning. He gave up a homer [in the second], so the results weren’t [great]. But he’s coming off a second Tommy John surgery. First time he’s been in competition in a very long time. “Most important thing is that he was throwing the ball really well. So [we’re] very encouraged by his outing.”"
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Obviously, considering Chatwood will have missed nearly two full seasons of competition over this injury, his timetable at the end of the year with the Rockies having absolutely nothing on the line ought not to be rushed.
He’ll compete for a starting rotation job in 2016, and if he returns to anything like what he’d been for the Rockies in the past, Chatwood could be a very important piece of the staff.
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