Rockies shut down Jhoulys Chacin with shoulder inflammation

Jhoulys Chacin has been shut down and will get an MRI.
Jhoulys Chacin has been shut down and will get an MRI. (USATSI)

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Bad news from Rockies camp Sunday, as starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin has been shut down indefinitely due to right shoulder inflammation. The club announced as much and has also noted that he's going to get an MRI Monday. 

Chacin, 26, might not get much praise nationally, but he's a very good pitcher coming off a very solid season. He was 14-10 with a 3.47 ERA (127 ERA+) and 1.26 WHIP. Keep in mind where he pitches his home games, too, because in 18 starts in Coors Field, Chacin had a 4.18 ERA while in 13 road starts he sported a 2.44 ERA.

There's little reason to speculate as to the severity of a possible injury here. We'll know more once the Rockies get Chacin's MRI results. For now, the takeaway is just that he's been shut down due to a shoulder issue.

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last five World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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