Rockies To Promote Jhoulys Chacin To Majors

11:50am: The Denver Post reports that Chacin will join the Rockies tomorrow as a reliever. Here's Baseball America's take on the young pitcher.

THURSDAY, 11:46am: Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Rockies pulled Chacin from last night's start to promote him to the majors, possibly as a reliever. The right-hander has allowed 87 hits and walked 35 in 103.1 innings at AA, striking out 86. 

WEDNESDAY, 11:42pm: According to Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus, the Rockies pulled pitching prospect Jhoulys Chacin from his start tonight "as a precaution for possible, future organizational moves."  Chacin tossed one inning for the Double A Tulsa Drillers, tallying just nine pitches.

Chacin, a 21 year-old righty, ranks as the Rockies' top prospect according to Baseball America.  BA wrote in praise of his fastball and changeup in their latest Handbook.

Thinking about a possible Roy Halladay connection?  Rockies GM Dan O'Dowd didn't seem keen on the idea, talking to this morning.  Elsewhere in the rumor mill,'s Jon Heyman recently linked Colorado to a slew of relievers (including Chad Qualls and George Sherrill).

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