Rockies shut down Jhoulys Chacin with shoulder inflammation
Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin has been shut down indefinitely and is going to get an MRI on his throwing shoulder.
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.
The Grapefruit League and Cactus League seasons started on Friday
Data will be collected and then used to determine whether humidors are necessary in 2019
Spring training play began on Friday, and the Stoneman Douglas tragedy was on the mind of MLB...
Baseball players forced to take pictures usually lead to fun for all of us
One of the most celebrated programs in baseball is looking to continue its run
A closer look at the teams in the Cactus League and Grapefruit League