Originally written on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 5/4/15
Free agent reliever Rafael Betancourt had his 2013 season end early because of a sprained UCL ligament in his right elbow. He had Tommy John surgery in August, and the Rockies do not expect him back until at least the second half of the upcoming season. That has not stopped them, though, from trying to keep him in Denver for at least one more year. MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo reported that the two sides have been discussing a new contract.Source: Rafael Betancourt remains in talks with #Rockies, prefers to return to COL. Just trying to figure out timing with his rehab.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) January 19, 2014Author unknown, via Wikimedia CommonsBetancourt became the Rockies' closer in 2012. He saved 31 games that year and 16 more in 2013. He had three different stints on the disabled list last year for a groin strain, an appendectomy, and the season-ending elbow problem. He was 2-5 with a 4.08 ERA and 1.291 WHIP on the season. He has a career record of 36-33, 3.19 ERA, 74 ...
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