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Tyler Chatwood Injury: Updates on Rockies Pitcher's Back and Return

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured Columnist

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Michael Perez/Associated Press

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood was placed on the disabled list Aug. 16 with a mid-back strain. However, he has been cleared to return.

Continue for updates.


Chatwood Activated from DL

Friday, Sept. 2

The Rockies announced they reinstated Chatwood on Friday.


Injuries Continue to Surface for Chatwood

Chatwood originally hit the DL on June 19 with the same kind of injury and was out until July 5. It could provide an explanation as to why he's suffered such a drastic drop in performance despite his 10-8 record and 3.75 ERA prior to the injury.

Before his first stint on the DL, he began the year at 8-4 with a 2.89 ERA as Colorado's most reliable starter. 

For a team well outside the postseason picture, it's better to keep a potential ace healthy while looking forward to next season, though his return will provide a lift to Colorado's pitching staff in the final month of the season.

                               

Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com.

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