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Thursday Rockpile: Tyler Chatwood on DL, Jhoulys Chacin on track to replace him

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Tyler Chatwood placed by Rockies on 15-day DL with elbow strain - Denver Post
Patrick Saunders has a story on Tyler Chatwood's second DL trip of the season, this one resulting from an elbow strain in Tuesday night's game in Arizona.

Chacin on track to replace Chatwood in rotation -'s Jesse Sanchez reports that Jhoulys Chacin will replace Chatwood in the starting rotation and make his season debut Sunday against the Mets. Chacin had a 2.53 ERA in a pair of starts in Colorado Springs on a rehab assignment.

The Beard and the Bat: on Charlie Blackmon's April - Rockies Zingers
Eric Garcia McKinley profiles Charlie Blackmon's stellar opening month for Rockies Zingers. Blackmon hit .374 with a 1.034 OPS for the month with five home runs and seven stolen bases.

Rockies aim to stay strong at home vs. Mets -
Starting today, the Rockies will welcome the Mets to Coors Field for a four-game set. Sanchez has a preview of the series for

Around MLB

Strange but true MLB feats of April -
Jayson Stark takes a look at the oddities around MLB from the season's opening month, including a nugget about Carlos Gonzalez and Charlie Blackmon.

Mike Trout, Justin Upton, Johnny Cueto lead April's group of All-Stars -
SI's Jay Jaffe picks his group of MLB All-Stars for April. His choice at shortstop is no surprise.