The Colorado Rockies will get a big boost in their starting rotation as Jhoulys Chacin will come off the disabled list and make his 2014 debut Sunday afternoon against the New York Mets.
Chacin, 26, would be shut down prior to Spring Training as he developed inflammation in his right shoulder which held him out the entire Spring. Chacin will be taking Tyler Chatwood‘s spot in the rotation as Chatwood would go down with an elbow strain that landed him on the 15-day DL.
Chacin is viewed as Colorado’s ace by many but Jorge De La Rosa has taken the reins in his absence. In 2013, Chacin would go 14-10, with a 3.47 ERA; notching a 46.8 ground ball percentage with his sinker. Chacin also ranked 9th in the MLB with a WAR of 5.8 for a starting pitcher. With Brett Anderson and Tyler Chatwood shelved for some time, it’s nice to get Chacin back.
In Chacin’s final rehab start for the Triple-A affiliate Colorado Springs Sky Sox, he would toss six inning, giving up four hits, four walks, and four strikeouts against the Memphis Redbirds.
The Colorado Rockies (19-13) look to sweep a four-game set with the New York Mets as Jhoulys Chacin will be opposed by Mets righty Dillon Gee. First-pitch is scheduled for 4:10 PM ET, 2:10 PM MT.