Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) could rejoin the Rockies' rotation as soon as April 29.
The Rockies indicated Monday that Chacin would likely need two more rehab starts, but now they're thinking just one could be enough. He'll start for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday before being re-evaluated. "It's hard to say if he's going to take one more start or two more starts," manager Walt Weiss said. "We'll see how it goes. I think Jhoulys is in a good spot, but we want to be smart about this, too. This is basically his spring training."
Wandy Rodriguez had his right knee drained Monday before throwing a bullpen session.
"We're going to give that a couple days to settle down, then he'll throw a bullpen, and we'll move forward as he's capable of moving forward," said Pirates manager Clint Hurdle. Hurdle added that it's "unclear" how long Rodriguez might be sidelined. "It depends on the guy. It depends on the age, what's involved. We'll just have to wait and see," the skipper said.