Short hops

Short hops

• Rockies' outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was given a planned day off Wednesday, which will end up being two days of rest when combined with Thursday's off day, the team's last until August 30, a daunting scenario that manager Jim Tracy said was a factor in the decision to rest his superstar.

• Jhoulys Chacin followed up a successful rehab outing Monday with a strong, 25-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday. Tracy said Chacin had "general soreness in all the right places," and will pitch a rehab start of about 85-90 pitches on Saturday for Triple-A Colorado Springs. The team will then decide whether or not the 24-year-old will require another rehab outing or be ready to join the big league club.