Hellickson activated from DL, will start Monday

D-backs will also give Chacin a start in series vs. Padres

Hellickson activated from DL, will start Monday

PHOENIX -- The D-backs activated right-hander Jeremy Hellickson from the 15-day disabled list Friday and announced that he will start Monday against the Padres.

Hellickson had been on the DL with a left hamstring/groin issue that cropped up during his Aug. 17 start against the Pirates.

In addition, the D-backs will give Jhoulys Chacin a start Tuesday against the Padres. It has been a long road for Chacin this year. He was released by the Rockies in Spring Training and was signed by the Indians, but exercised an opt-out clause in his contract in June and was signed by the D-backs on June 20.

After pitching well for Triple-A Reno, the D-backs gave Chacin a pair of starts in late August and he allowed just four runs over 13 1/3 innings.

"He's proven to us now in the two starts that we've seen him, what he'd proven to our Minor League people -- that his stuff is back," D-backs manager Chip Hale said. "His velocity may not be where it was before, but he was a solid pitcher for the Rockies. So he's a guy to take a look at and continue to let get some starts and see what we think for next year."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.