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Chacin is expected to be ready to pitch by the start of spring training, the Denver Post reports. According to fellow pitcher Jorge De La Rosa, Chacin "was playing catch with me every day (in Scottsdale, Ariz.), and his arm looks really good. His ball really had some life, and he's lost some weight. I think he's getting stronger."

Chacin nearly required shoulder surgery after being shut down in late June, but ended up just rehabbing. It appears his arm is returning to form, which could indicate a return closer to the numbers he posted in 2013, when he went 14-10 with a 3.47 ERA and 1.26 WHIP with 126 strikeouts over 197.1 innings.

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Chacin agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Rockies to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Chacin had a lost season in 2014, putting up a terrible 5.40 ERA in 63.1 innings thanks to multiple trips to the Dl due to a shoulder injury. Before his injury, Chacin was at least a reliable pitcher capable of ERA's in the 3.30 to 3.70 range, which is valuable to the Rockies because of a certain home field of their's known for being a pitcher's nightmare.

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Chacin (shoulder) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Monday.

Chacin strained his rotator cuff in early July and missed the remainder of the season. His removal from the 60-day DL indicates he should be fine for the start of spring training.

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Chacin (shoulder) expects to begin playing light catch in two-to-three weeks, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Chacin, who has been out since late June with right shoulder inflammation, is progressing slowly from his injury after electing to bypass surgery. He's been limited to strengthening exercises as he works to prepare his shoulder for throwing sessions, but the odds still seem to be stacked against him pitching for the Rockies again this season.

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Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) won't need surgery, but will be shut down for 4-6 weeks.

Chacin was diagnosed last week with a strained right rotator cuff and fraying in the front of his labrum. While he'll avoid surgery, he has a long way to go before pitching with the Rockies again.

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Rockies transferred RHP Jhoulys Chacin from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Jair Jurrjens. Chacin is dealing with a strained right rotator cuff and fraying in the front of his labrum and is out indefinitely.

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An MRI has revealed that Jhoulys Chacin has a strained right rotator cuff and fraying in the front of his labrum.

He'll receive a second opinion before the next course of action is determined, but obviously the right-hander will be sidelined for a while. It's not clear at this point if surgery might be a possibility. Chacin was placed on the disabled list Monday after admitting over the weekend that he's had shoulder strength issues.

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Rockies placed RHP Jhoulys Chacin on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

Chacin acknowledged to reporters Saturday that he's been having issues with arm strength throughout the 2014 season. And it's shown in his stat lines. The 26-year-old hits the disabled list having posted a 1-7 record, 5.40 ERA, and 1.44 WHIP across 11 starts. He missed all of April with a similar shoulder issue.

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Jhoulys Chacin admitted after Saturday's start to being concerned with his lack of arm strength so far this season.

Chacin is averaging a career-low 88 mph with his fastball this year and was sitting mostly at 86 mph on Saturday, when he was roughed up for seven earned runs in 5 2/3 innings by the Brewers. "I really don't know what's wrong with my arm. I can't get strong," Chacin said. "Even if I throw extra hard, I can get one (pitch), but then I can't throw the next one hard." Chacin missed the first month of the season with a shoulder issue but insists that he doesn't feel any pain. He'll hope to eventually regain some pep to his fastball, but fantasy owners should obviously steer clear of him for now.

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Jhoulys Chacin fell to 1-7 after yielding seven earned runs in 5 2/3 innings Saturday to the Brewers.

Chacin also got roughed up Monday by the Cardinals and now holds an ugly 5.40 ERA on the season. Milwaukee got to him for 11 hits on Saturday -- including two doubles, a tripe, and a Carlos Gomez home run.