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Exams confirm diagnoses for Chatwood, Gonzalez

DENVER -- The results of MRI exams on the right elbow of Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood and the right middle finger of left fielder Carlos Gonzalez confirmed earlier diagnoses, and each player should be able to heal without surgery.

Chatwood, who was scratched from a start Tuesday because of left hamstring tightness and placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of elbow issues, was found to have an impingement in the elbow but no structural damage.

The Rockies placed Gonzalez on the DL on Wednesday because of recurring problems with the finger, and they ordered the MRI exam to rule out anything beyond the sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in the finger.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb.
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