Jhoulys Chacin Decision Coming On Monday

The Colorado Rockies are planning on making a decision regarding pitcher Jhoulys Chacin's status with the team on Monday, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Chacin pitched well in a recent rehab start with Triple-A Colorado Springs, putting pressure on the club to put their best pitcher from 2011 back into the mix.

Early in the season, Chacin struggled against big league hitters as he battled through pain, eventually hitting the disabled list with a right shoulder injury. It's taken over two months for the the 24-year-old to get back into MLB condition, but he pitched 6.2 strong innings against Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday.

With his velocity back in the low-90's, manager Jim Tracy reflected the team's optimism, but he also insisted that the Rockies aren't straying from their current four-man rotation. Renck speculates that the team could skip Drew Pomeranz's next start to make room for Chacin, but we'll know more on Monday.

For more on these teams, check out Rockies blog Purple Row and Giants blog McCovey Chronicles. Head over to Baseball Nation for more news and notes around the league.

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