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."