Buchholz returns for Rockies

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Philadelphia, PA - The Colorado Rockies have activated pitcher Taylor Buchholz off the 60-day disabled list.

Buchholz has not pitched in the majors since September 9, 2008. He sat out all of last season because of elbow problems that eventually required Tommy John surgery in June 2009.

The right-hander was 6-6 with a 2.17 earned run average in a career-high 63 relief appearances in 2008.

Colorado optioned pitcher Jhoulys Chacin to Triple-A Colorado Springs to open a spot on the active roster and transferred utilityman Eric Young, Jr. to the 60-day disabled list to free up a spot on the 40-man roster.

Chacin appeared in 19 games for the Rockies this season with 12 starts, but had been relegated to the bullpen since early July. He threw 1 2/3 hitless innings in Friday's loss to Philadelphia and for the season owns a record of 5-8 with a 4.04 ERA.

Young has not played since May 12 because of a stress fracture in his right tibia. He was batting .250 with three runs batted in over 13 games before the injury.


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