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Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) will throw from 120 feet on Wednesday.
He threw at 90 feet on Monday. "If I start feeling good, I'll keep moving [back]," Chacin said. "The good thing is I'm feeling good. My ball is coming out good. Everything feels fine, I feel strong. I'm very happy everything is working out." The 26-year-old right-hander was diagnosed with a shoulder strain in late February and is headed for the disabled list to begin the year, barring a miraculous recovery.
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Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports that it's "almost a certainty" that Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) will begin the season on the disabled list.
Chacin is progressing, as he long-tossed from 90 feet Monday with no issues and will move to 120 feet Wednesday. However, he's yet to throw off a mound all spring and simply doesn't have enough time to get ready by Opening Day. "If I start feeling good, I'll keep moving [back]," Chacin said. "The good thing is I'm feeling good. My ball is coming out good. Everything feels fine, I feel strong. I'm very happy everything is working out." The righty added that he is "thinking about the long term, not rushing and getting set back."
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Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) played catch on Thursday afternoon in Rockies camp.
The workout went smoothly, but there's no timetable for Chacin's return to the mound and the clock is ticking toward Opening Day. The 26-year-old right-hander was diagnosed with a shoulder strain in late February and may have to miss the first few weeks of the regular season. This situation obviously dents his fantasy value.
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Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) will play catch Thursday.
It'll be a light session of only about a dozen tosses. Chacin's sore right shoulder has been responding well to strengthening exercises, but the real test will come when he returns to a mound and resumes throwing at full speed. The 26-year-old right-hander seems likely to miss at least one turn in Colorado's regular-season rotation.
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Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) told the Denver Post that he plans to begin playing light catch in 2-3 days.
Chacin has been shut down for nine days and is happy with the way his strained shoulder has responded to the period of rest. "It feels really good. I threw a little medicine ball, a small one, and it felt fine today," the right-hander said Monday morning. "I am going to be OK. It's definitely getting better." There's still an outside shot that he'll be ready for the first week of the regular season.
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Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) will resume some light throwing in a few days.
The right-hander began light strength work Friday as he rehabs his right shoulder strain. Chacin still appears to have a shot to be ready on Opening Day, but he'll have to keep progressing from here on out without any speed bumps. The 26-year-old would be the club's Opening Day starter if he's ready physically.
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Jhoulys Chacin has been shut down for at least one week after an MRI revealed a right shoulder strain and inflammation.
The Rockies will have to see how Chacin's shoulder responds to rest, so it's possible that he could need more than one week. While the diagnosis could have been worse, his readiness for Opening Day is in question.
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Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) underwent an MRI on Monday.
Chacin was shut down over the weekend due to what was described as right shoulder inflammation, but he believes it's a biceps issue and isn't overly concerned. We should know more Tuesday, but the Rockies will have to cross their fingers for now.
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Jhoulys Chacin will undergo an MRI on his pitching shoulder Monday.
The Rockies are hoping the right-hander is just dealing with some inflammation, but they won't know until after the exam takes place. Chacin will be shut down until further notice. The 26-year-old is arguably the team's best starter, so losing him for a significant period of time would obviously be a big blow for the Rockies.
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Jhoulys Chacin held the Diamondbacks to two runs over six innings and hit his first career home run in a 9-4 win on Friday.
Chacin wasn't at his best on the mound, as he gave up six hits and walked five while failing to register a strikeout, but the Diamondbacks couldn't get much done against him. He now sits at 14-9 with a 3.21 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 30 starts this season. After an injury-plagued 2012 campaign, he has been a very pleasant surprise for the Rockies and fantasy owners.