Jhoulys Chacin allowed two runs and two hits while getting five outs in his first game in more than eight months for Colorado in the Rockies’ 4-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. Chacin’s 2014 season started a month late and ended June 28 due to persistent shoulder trouble. Chacin, who avoided surgery, struck out one, walked one and had a fastball clocked in the upper 80s. ”I’ve been throwing with no issues, no anything,” Chacin said.

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Two-time Super Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson is set for his second appearance at spring training with the Texas Rangers. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback is scheduled to visit the Arizona camp March 28. Like he did in a visit last spring, Wilson is expected to go through a morning workout with the Rangers, address minor leaguers and be in uniform for an exhibition game. It is unlikely that he will play in the game against the San Diego Padres.

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Paul Goldschmidt walked and struck out in his first major league action since a broken hand cut short his 2014 season, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 Wednesday. Rockies prospect Jon Gray fanned Goldschmidt with a 97 mph fastball in the third inning. The two-time All-Star drew a walk against Rockies starter Jordan Lyles in the first. Goldschmidt was sharp at first base a day after he singled in his only at-bat in an exhibition against Arizona State.

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Our review of all major league bullpens continues with the NL West.

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Paul Goldschmidt singled in his first at-bat since breaking his left hand last August, and the Arizona Diamondbacks opened their spring training schedule Tuesday with a 4-0 win over Arizona State. Arizona’s starting lineup featured several regulars, including Goldschmidt. ”I didn’t think about that whatsoever,” said Goldschmidt, now wearing a padded batting glove to protect his left hand. ”To have some defenders out there and not have the cage around you, it was way more game-like.” Goldschmidt, second baseman Aaron Hill and center fielder A.J. Pollock were each removed after one inning and one at-bat.

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Nick Hundley started last season in San Diego, finished it in Baltimore and then signed with Colorado. ”That’s something I’m used to,” Hundley said Monday. ”I went to four elementary schools, four high schools.” When deciding where to sign over the winter, Hundley remembered fondly being a teenager in Boulder when his father, Tim, was the defensive line coach at Colorado from 1996-98. The 31-year-old Hundley said he told his agent to put the Rockies at the top of the list.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have selected John Axford’s contract, adding a veteran reliever with late-inning experience to their bullpen.

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Outfielder Juan Pierre has announced his retirement after a 14-year major-league career that included a World Series championship with the 2003 Florida Marlins. He batted .247 in 113 games with the Marlins in his final season in 2013. He announced his retirement Friday at age 37. Pierre broke into the majors in 2000 with the Colorado Rockies and also played for the Cubs, White Sox, Dodgers and Phillies.

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Veteran outfielder Juan Pierre has officially announced his retirement after 14 seasons in Major League Baseball, confirming a report from Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. Thanks for all the tweets keep them coming it’s true today I’m officially retiring today.Blessed and grateful to have played the game I love — Juan Pierre (@JPBeastMode) February 27, 2015 The announcement comes as a mere formality, rather than a major surprise. The writing was on the wall for Pierre following a difficult year in 2013, which saw him hit just .247/.284/.305 across the board in 330 plate appearances. In fact, he seemed to be resigned to his fate in baseball following that season, understanding there wasn’t much demand for aging outfielders with limited offensive upside. “They can come and take away my jersey right now, and I’ll be fine. I’ll be OK with it either way.” Without a major league offer in hand, Pierre ended up sitting out the entire 2014 season. He didn’t appear on anybody’s radar this past winter either, so at 37 he’s officially ending his journey after appearing in 1,994 MLB games and winning one World Series championship with the then Florida Marlins in 2003. [ Baseball is back! Check out Yahoo For Spring Training for great spring training pics. ] Though Cooperstown won’t be calling in five years, there’s still a lot to appreciate about Pierre’s career. In addition to his longevity, Pierre was remarkably durable and productive during the prime years of his career, which mostly came during his first stint in Miami (2003-2005). During that time, Pierre never missed a game and established single-season franchise records for hits (221), singles (184), triples (13), and at-bats (678).

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Nolan Arenado won’t turn 24 until April and he has already collected plenty of accolades, including two Gold Gloves. The Colorado Rockies third baseman thinks he can become a star. ”So I’m definitely going to listen to him.” Arenado has a history of looking up to his elders, from Todd Helton as a rookie to Troy Tulowitzki last year. Arenado had a 28-game hitting streak and was at .305 with six homers and 28 RBIs when he broke his left middle finger on a headfirst slide in Atlanta on May 23.

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