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Chatwood scratched, wraps up strong season

Chatwood scratched, wraps up strong season

Chatwood scratched, wraps up strong season

LOS ANGELES -- Rockies manager Walt Weiss scratched righty starter Tyler Chatwood from his scheduled start in Sunday's season finale because of stiffness in his right elbow. He missed August because of elbow inflammation.

Chatwood (8-5, 3.15 ERA in 20 starts) joins right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (14-10, 3.47 ERA in 31 starts) and lefty Jorge De La Rosa (16-6, 3.49 ERA) to mark the first time in the Rockies' 21-season history that the staff had three pitchers make 20 starts and post ERAs below 3.50.

Weiss said he is still mulling options for Sunday's start, and could piece the game together with bullpen members. Lefty Drew Pomeranz has pitched five scoreless innings of relief since returning from left biceps tendinitis, but Weiss said he could throw three innings at the most and isn't a candidate for a normal start.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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