Chatwood, who hasn't played since July 15 due to a strained right calf, pitched in a simulated game Monday and could be activated as soon as Wednesday. Using Chatwood as a reliever, at least for the short term, is “at least one of the considerations,” manager Bud Black told reporters, including Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post.
The 27-year-old Chatwood has struggled as a starter this season with a 6-11 record, a 4.74 ERA and 5.1 walks per nine innings. The right-hander has been used exclusively as a starter since 2012.
The Rockies are among the teams linked to Marlins reliever AJ Ramos. Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweets the Rockies, Cubs and Nationals have all expressed “strong interest” in the Miami right-hander.
-- Doug Mittler