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FAAB Factor - NL: The Doc Is In

Jan Levine

Jan Levine

Levine covers baseball, basketball and hockey for RotoWire. In addition to his column writing, he's the master of the MLB and NHL cheatsheets. In his spare time, he roots for the Mets.

National League - FAAB - 8/25/13

Starting Pitching:

Tyler Chatwood/Roy Oswalt, Rockies - Chatwood, out with right elbow impingement since August 8, threw a three-inning, 50-pitch simulated game Thursday and will begin a rehab assignment Sunday. Prior to being sidelined, Chatwood had been a surprising rock in the middle of the rotation for the Rockies, going 7-4 with a 3.15 ERA. Chatwood hopes to return to the Rockies next weekend, which indicates that he may only require one rehab outing. The recovery process has been smooth to this point, so such a fast return seems realistic. Oswalt, on the DL since July 8 with a hamstring injury, also completed a three-inning simulated game Thursday and will throw another simulated game before starting a rehab assignment. He had a setback earlier in the month, but all seems right now. Assuming he has no more setbacks, Oswalt could be back by early-to-mid September. Chatwood - Mixed: $3; NL: $9; Osw

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