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Injured Rox at various stages of rehab

Injured Rox at various stages of rehab

Injured Rox at various stages of rehab
DETROIT -- Rockies right-hander Juan Nicasio, currently on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee strain, threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Thursday, meaning his progress is coming along slightly faster than expected.

Nicasio is eligible to return Monday, but he's almost certain to go to Triple-A Colorado Springs on a rehab assignment before rejoining the rotation.

Also, right-hander Jhoulys Chacin, who hasn't thrown since May 1 because of a nerve injury in his chest, is throwing aggressively at 120 feet on flat ground and is making progress, although it isn't certain when he will begin throwing bullpen sessions.

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Infielder Jonathan Herrera, who had his injury rehab assignment for a right hamstring strain halted recently because of shoulder pain, is improving and could resume playing in Minor League games in the next couple of days, Rockies manager Jim Tracy said.

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