Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/17/12
Jordan Pacheco is going to get more playing time at third base and maybe a chance to solidify a position that has been an offensive black hole for the Colorado Rockies. Chris Nelson, who has made 20 starts at third base, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left wrist inflammation, retroactive to Tuesday. Jonathan Herrera has made nine starts at third base but is viewed as more of a utility type -- he also has made seven starts at second base. Pacheco made his seventh start at third base Wednesday and went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI as the Rockies beat the Diamondbacks 6-1. Pacheco began the year on the Rockies' bench but was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on April 15 so he could play third base regularly and become more instinctive at the position. He was recalled May 5 and, after starting May 7-8, didn't start again until Tuesday at San Francisco. The Rockies could use a lift at third base. They entered Wednesday with their third basemen hitt...
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