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Rockies designate RHP Rafael Betancourt for assignment

DENVER (AP) Colorado Rockies veteran Rafael Betancourt has been designated for assignment, possibly signaling the end of the right-hander's 11-year major league career. In a corresponding move, Colorado selected the contract of right-hander Simon Castro from Triple-A Albuquerque. The Rockies also recalled right-hander Jairo Diaz and optioned reliever Justin Miller to the Isotopes...
Via Associated Press
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies weekly injury report continues to grow

The Colorado Rockies released their weekly injury report on Tuesday, which now includes Rafael Betancourt, who is suffering from vertigo symptoms and a sinus infection, and an update on Corey Dickerson. Changes/updates to the weekly injury report over the past week include… Rafael Betancourt (P) – Vertigo symptoms, sinus infection. Placed on 15-day DL on June 8. Possible return...
Via Mile High Sports
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Betancourt to 15-day DL, Hale recalled to start

The Colorado Rockies placed Rafael Betancourt in the 15-day disabled list on Monday, retroactive to June 7, per Patrick Saunders on Twitter. Betancourt has been struggling with a sinus infection for at least a week now. He was forced from an appearance against the Philladelphia Phillies on May 30 due to the the sinus infection. He was moved to the DL due to vertigo symptoms. The...
Via Mile High Sports
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies place Betancourt on DL with vertigo symptoms

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have placed reliever Rafael Betancourt on the 15-day disabled list with what the team called vertigo symptoms. Colorado recalled right-hander David Hale from Triple-A Albuquerque to take Betancourt's spot on the roster. He will start Monday night against St. Louis. Betancourt said he's been dealing with a sinus infection for the last few weeks and...
Via Associated Press
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies' Weiss defends pitching decision despite blown save

The Rockies lost a heart-breaking game on Tuesday in the ninth inning when Rafael Betancourt gave up the lead on a grand slam. Despite the fact that closer John Axford was a perfect 10 for 10 in save opportunities, Rockies manager Walt Weiss declined to call on him to protect the three run lead. Per the Denver Post, Weiss said, “No, that was not an option.”It should be noted...
Via FOX Sports
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Betancourt Remembers The Last Man He Hit

I told Rafael Betancourt that he hadn’t hit a batter in 10,307 batters faced. He laughed, and said nobody had ever told him that before. “I remember it. It was Marcus Thames. Funny thing was? It was an 0-2 count,” the Rockies reliever said. When I asked if it was the last time he ever […]
Via Fangraphs
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Betancourt shines in return to closer role

The Colorado Rockies left Denver for their six-game, divisional road trip this week with major concerns at closer after LaTroy Hawkins (1-1) blew consecutive, two-run save opportunities. As a result, team manager Walt Weiss relieved Hawkins of his closing duties “for the time being” before Colorado’s matchup with the San Francisco Giants on Monday. The 42-year-old righty blew...
Via Mile High Sports
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies' Rafael Betancourt hit in jaw by liner, escapes with bruise

  Rockies reliever Rafael Betancourt was struck in the jaw by a line drive and walked off with a bruise Thursday in Colorado's 13-2 win over the Kansas City Royals. The 39-year-old Betancourt was hit in the sixth inning by Brett Eibner's liner. He was checked by a trainer before leaving the mound, and manager Walt Weiss said Betancourt passed concussion tests. ''We just didn't see...
Via Associated Press
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies reliever Betancourt hit in jaw by liner

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Rockies reliever Rafael Betancourt was struck in the jaw by a line drive and walked off with a bruise Thursday in Colorado's 13-2 win over the Kansas City Royals. The 39-year-old Betancourt was hit in the sixth inning by Brett Eibner's liner. He was checked by a trainer before leaving the mound, and manager Walt Weiss said Betancourt passed concussion tests...
Via Associated Press
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The Return of Incredible Rafael Betancourt Fun Facts

This is all the excuse I need: #Rockies sign SS Omar Quintanilla, a utility INF for 2005-09 teams, and re-sign veteran RH reliever Rafael Betancourt — Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) January 30, 2015 I’ve developed a very minor obsession with Rafael Betancourt. If you’ve paid close attention over the years, you might’ve noticed, but I wouldn’t […]
Via Fangraphs
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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