The Colorado Rockies have confirmed that relief pitcher Boone Logan who had bone chips removed from his elbow in the offseason, will begin a rehab assignment with the Rockies Triple-A affiliate Colorado Spring Sky Sox within the week. The former New York Yankee signed a three-year, $16.5 million dollar contract with the Rockies in the offseason and has started the season on the disabled list.
The Rockies could sure use Logan in the upcoming weeks as they currently hold only one left-handed pitcher in the bullpen right now; Rex Brothers. According to Rotoworld.com, Logan will make some appearances Thursday and Friday for the Sky Sox then will be re-evaluated by the club. His time on the disabled list could come to an end Saturday barring any set-backs. Logan was solid against left-handed hitters in 2013, holding them to a line of .215/.274/.377, striking them out 40.0% percent of the time. He would finish the 2013 season going 5-2 with a 3.23 ERA. He would also strike out 50 batters in 39.0 innings of work.
On Monday afternoon, Logan threw 21 pitches and didn’t have any problems according to Troy Renck of The Denver Post. Troy also goes on to say the plan is for the Rockies to activate the lefty for the weekend series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. In other news, top of the rotation pitcher Jhoulys Chacin threw to hitters for the first time since his shoulder inflammation back in late-Feb. He was on a pitch limit of 25 and the plan for him is to return to the rotation sometime in early May.