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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Rockies' injury updates on Boone Logan and Jhoulys Chacin

By on 3/25/2014 11:00:00 AM

The Colorado Rockies won 74 games last season, which marked a 10-game improvement from 2012. But to take the next step getting over .500 and possibly contend for a playoff spot, more work needs to be done. The most glaring weakness is a pitching staff which was 28th in the league in ERA at 4.44.  But in order for improvement the staff needs to be healthy. There are concerns as to the health of two key components, reliever Boone Logan and starter Jhoulys Chacin.  Logan is recovering from surgery to remove a bone spur in his elbow, is gearing to be back by early April.  Chacin is recovering from a right shoulder strain and inflammation. He threw a bullpen session on Sunday without any problems.

As reported by Thomas Harding of, Logan threw a 15-pitch inning in a Minor League game on Monday and all reports were good, according to manager Walt Weiss.  Logan will be eligible to come off the disabled list on April 5 if he doesn't appear in any Major League games this spring.  Chacin threw fastballs during a 30-pitch bullpen session on Sunday and had no complications. It was his first bullpen session this spring and although he could return as early as the middle of April, it was previously reported by our own Raymond Bureau that Chacin expects to return by early to middle of May.

Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons
Logan has pitched for the White Sox, Braves and Yankees over his eight-year career.  A lefty specialist with the Yankees, Logan was 5-2 with a 3.23 ERA in 39 innings over 61 games last season.  The Rockies are looking to increase his role this season.  In 420 career games, Logan is 24-12 with a 4.39 ERA.  

 Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons

Chacin was a 14-game winner last season and had an ERA of 3.47.  In five Major League seasons, Chacin has a record of 37-41 with a 3.61 ERA. In 608 2/3 innings, he's allowed 556 hits and 252 walks, while striking out 472.



  1. Already injuries are a problem and the start of the season is a week away. Here comes another long baseball season, well until the play-offs start. Can we change the team name to the Colorado Could-a-beens? That's who they are year after year.