Now for something completely different. There is actually good news regarding Rockies pitchers. Reliever Boone Logan (elbow) threw 21 pitches without issue Monday and is tentatively scheduled to begin a two-day Triple-A rehab assignment on Wednesday. The plan is to activate him for the weekend series against the Diamondbacks.

Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) faced hitters for the first time since his shoulder acted up in February. He threw 25 pitches, and remains on schedule to return to the Rockies’ rotation in early May.

Logan’s absence opened a roster spot for Rule 5 pickup Tommy Kahlne. The Rockies will have to make a decision with either their bullpen or bench when Logan returns.

Chacin’s absence moved Juan Nicasio to the fourth spot in the rotation and left Franklin Morales as the fifth starter. Morales is scheduled to face the Diamondbacks in the home opener.