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Jhoulys Chacin Returns To Rotation, Buchholz Sent To DL

Rockies’ promising right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin makes his return to the starting rotation, taking Jeff Francis’ spot after Francis developed shoulder tendinitis and returned to the 15 day disabled list. In order to call up Chacin, the Rockies have placed Taylor Buchholz on the 15 day disabled list with a back strain.

Buchholz underwent Tommy John surgery last year, and had only recently made his return to the major league club in July. Buchholz had been the long man in the bullpen but was still suffering from occasional arm and back pain due to the stress..