Jhoulys Chacin is Rejoining the Team, While Wilin Rosario is Out Due to Injury

Jhoulys Chacin and Wilin Rosario (Rockies)

The Colorado Rockies are battling more than just opposing teams on the field, as a viral infection has swept through the clubhouse, landing catcher Wilin Rosario and infielder Josh Rutledge on the 15-day disabled list. Manager Walt Weiss is urging his team to prioritize hygiene, warning that even celebratory high-fives could spread the illness.

As the Rockies continue to dominate at the plate, leading the majors in home runs, RBIs, and average, they’re working to contain the outbreak.

Wilin Rosario of Rockies (Rockies)

Rosario’s placement on the DL made way for the return of right-hander Jhoulys Chacin, who began the season on the DL with a shoulder strain. Chacin’s rehab starts showed promise, and he’s ready to join the rotation.

Rosario’s stats this season include a .239 batting average, three home runs, and 15 RBIs in 24 games. Despite a recent hand injury, Weiss attributed Rosario’s DL stint solely to the virus. Rutledge was similarly sidelined with high fever and headaches.

Catcher Jordan Pacheco is taking extra precautions, following elementary school wisdom: vitamins, fluids, rest, and frequent handwashing. “You know, pretty much the stuff you learn in elementary school,” Pacheco said. “We got a lecture about that the other day, to make sure you wash your hands because we’re high-fiving each other. Hopefully all the time.”

The team hopes to keep the virus from spreading and maintain their hitting momentum. With a lineup that’s clicking on all cylinders, the Rockies aim to keep their winning ways going, even as they sail through this unexpected challenge. By prioritizing health and hygiene, they hope to minimize the outbreak’s impact and stay on track for a successful season.