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Jhoulys Chacin Injury Update: Rockies Pitcher Clears Final Rehab Hurdle

After a pectoral injury in May pulled pitcher Jhoulys Chacin from the Rockies' rotation, he is finally set to return following a strong performance in Triple-A for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Thursday.

In seven innings on Thursday, Chacin allowed five hits and one run to earn the 11-2 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes, throwing strikes on 55 of his 91 pitches. The Triple-A performance was considered the final hurdle for Chacin's injury rehabilitation and sets him up for his first MLB start since allowing seven runs to the Dodgers on May 1.

Per Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Rockies manager Jim Tracy said that Chacin's return will not mean the end of the four-man rotation for Colorado, but he will not be returning in a relief role. Chacin is expected to make his return start Monday or Tuesday against the New York Mets.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Marlins blog Fish Stripes. And for more news and notes from around baseball, check out Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish.