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Jhoulys Chacin likely to be out longer than first expected for Rockies

By: Nick Groke, The Denver Post
July 2, 2014 Updated: July 2, 2014 at 1:54 pm
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photo - Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin works against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin works against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) 

WASHINGTON — The Rockies were hit with more bad news Wednesday, after an MRI revealed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin has a shoulder strain in two places and will likely will be out longer than first expected, the team said.

Chacin has a rotator cuff strain and also labral straying in his right pitching shoulder. He will get a second opinion and will meet with team doctor Thomas Noonan before deciding on a timeline for his rehab and return.

On Monday he was moved to the 15-day disabled list, and he returned to Denver because of shoulder inflammation. After a start at Milwaukee on Saturday, Chacin complained about something like deadness in his pitching arm.

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