Chacin pushed back; Pomeranz still September possibility
The Colorado Rockies have pushed back‘s next scheduled start due to illness. Chacin had been scheduled to start Saturday in San Diego, but is suffering from a fever and tonsil inflammation. He will instead start Sept. 9 at home against Cincinnati.
Chacin has pitched 170 innings this season, nearly equaling the 2010 total of 172 2/3 that he amassed between the majors and Triple-A Colorado Springs. With likely four starts remaining, he is on pace to surpass 190 innings.
Left-hander, who underwent an appendectomy less than two weeks ago, is throwing bullpens with Double-A Tulsa in hope he can pitch in the Drillers’ season finale Monday and get into games with the Rockies in September. Otherwise, Pomeranz is a strong candidate to go to the Arizona Fall League. Three players — , and — have already been selected for the AFL, but the Rockies have yet to name the four pitchers they will send.