MIAMI (AP) — Colorado Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood is back on the disabled list.
Chatwood went on the 15-day DL Sunday with a mid-back strain, and the team hopes he’ll rejoin the rotation as soon as he’s eligible.
“I don’t think it will be much longer than that,” manager Walt Weiss said. “It’s hard to tell. We’re thinking at this point that the 15 days will be sufficient.”
Right-hander Scott Oberg was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque before the Rockies’ game Sunday at Miami to take Chatwood’s roster spot.
Right-hander Eddie Butler, who is 2-4 with a 6.26 ERA and has made seven starts this year, is likely to take Chatwood’s place in the rotation.
Chatwood (8-4, 2.89 ERA) left Saturday’s start at Miami after 1 2/3 innings because of the injury. He has made 14 starts this season after returning from his second Tommy John surgery.
Back trouble is apparently something new for the right-hander.
“I think this is the first time he has dealt with this type of injury,” Weiss said. “He hadn’t mentioned ever experiencing anything like this.”
Oberg had a 4.76 ERA in eight games with Colorado before being optioned to Triple-A on May 20.
The Rockies and pitcher Tyler Chatwood avoided arbitration, agreeing on a two-year deal, per ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. Chatwood will get $2 million guaranteed, $1 million in each of 2015 and ’16. He can earn an additional $250,000 in ’16 by reaching a games-started threshold.
Chatwood, 25, was entering his first of three years of arbitration eligibility. The right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery in July. He made only four starts in 2014, posting a 4.50 ERA with a 20/8 K/BB ratio in 24 innings.
Chatwood was originally drafted by the Angels in the second round of the 2008 draft. He went to the Rockies in November 2011 in exchange for catcher Chris Iannetta.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Rockies and pitcher Jordan Lyles have avoided arbitration, agreeing on a one-year deal worth $2.475 million. The Rockies also avoided arbitration with outfielder Drew Stubbs.
Lyles, 24, was entering his first year of arbitration eligibility. The right-hander finished the 2014 season with a 4.33 ERA and a 90/46 K/BB ratio in 126 2/3 innings for the Rockies. Taken in the first round of the 2008 draft by the Astros, Lyles went to the Rockies in December 2013 in the Dexter Fowler trade.
The Rockies also announced on Twitter that the club avoided arbitration with pitcher Tyler Chatwood. The amount of the deal is not yet known.