Losing Chacin for a few starts is one thing.. Losing him for six weeks or two months of the season would be a crowbar to the shins.
That’s what Troy Renck of the Denver Post says are the two scenarios for the Rockies depending on the severity of Jhoulys Chacin’s injury. The 26-year old was shut down on Sunday because of reported shoulder inflammation, and now Chacin is hoping that the problem is just some slight biceps tendinitis. The Rockies are counting on Chacin to have another performance like he did last year, when he went 14-10 with a 3.47 ERA in 31 starts. Along with Jorge de la Rosa and trade acquisition Brett Anderson, the Rockies could have a strong top three in their rotation, but now Chacin is projected to miss at least the first two starts of the season.
Chacin suffered a pectoral injury in 2012 which sidelined him for four months. The right-hander firmly believes that this injury does not feel like that one did.