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MLB Injury News:
Colorado Rockies right-handed starting pitcher Jhoulys
Chacin exited last night’s game suddenly in the seventh inning after grabbing
at his left side, according to Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post. The Rockies
have since described the injury as oblique stiffness, and Chacin said after the
game that he felt something pull in his back and side.
"I don't know, it was kind of right in the middle --
could be my oblique, could be my back," Chacin said. "I just felt
Prior to the injury, Chacin had held the Arizona
Diamondbacks scoreless over his first 6 1/3 innings. He threw one pitch to D’backs
outfielder Cody Ross, and quickly grabbed at his side. He threw another
fastball and proceeded to walk around the mound in obvious discomfort. The
right-hander was then removed from the game.
Chacin will be checked out today, and the extent of the
injury should become clearer. Both oblique and back injuries aren’t easy to put
a return timeframe on, and any significant period without Chacin would be a
huge blow to the upstart Rockies.
Colorado has won seven games in a row, and Chacin has played
a large role in the team’s early-season success. After leaving the game, Chacin’s
ERA is down to 1.46, and the 25-year-old is 3-0 so far this season.
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