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Rockies' Jhoulys Chacin Gets One More Start To Buy Alternatives Time

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin is expected to start on Monday night against San Diego despite his recent struggles because of a lack of alternatives, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post.

Chacin simply hasn't looked like his usual self this season with significantly decreased velocity, but the options to replace him aren't ready to move up to the majors yet.

Alex White, Tyler Chatwood and Christian Friedrich are all potential candidates to take over for Chacin, but each needs a little more time, according to Rockies’ management.

All three are currently in the minor leagues working out some things out after having less-than-ideal springs. White pitched on Tuesday for Triple-A Sacramento and struggled with command, while the less-experienced Friedrich has looked better but he's still needs reps. Chatwood is still building arm strength after starting the season in the bullpen.

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