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Chacin to continue rehab work at Class A

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SAN DIEGO -- Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin will throw his second injury rehab start with Class A Modesto on Friday, Rockies head athletic trainer Keith Dugger said.

Chacin, who suffered a right shoulder strain at the beginning of Spring Training, was better in his first rehab start Monday than the numbers indicated -- four runs on three hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings, with two strikeouts. Anyhow, health and seeing game action are more important to the Rockies than the numbers.

"His pitch count was up, but a ground ball hit the bag and went over the third baseman's head, scored a run, then there was a base hit, and a guy lost one in the sun," said Dugger, who had detailed conversations with Chacin and Rockies personnel at the game. "He said he couldn't control his sinker. It was moving a lot. But that's a feel pitch. It's also the next level -- a little bit better than going against extended spring guys. It's a very good first outing."

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. 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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