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RAFAEL BETANCOURT RUMORS

Rafael Betancourt to work out with Rockies in hopes of pitching

Rafael Betancourt won't concede to age or surgery. The Rockies' former closer continues on the comeback trail. He will arrive at spring training Sunday for a 10-day stint with the team, throwing for the training staff in his recovery from elbow ligament surgery. "I want to pitch this season. My goal hasn't changed," Betancourt, 38, told The Post on Tuesday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies' Rafael Betancourt getting new contract despite being on DL

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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies reliever Betancourt becomes free agent

The Colorado Rockies have declined their half of a mutual option on Rafael Betancourt, making the right-handed reliever who's coming off an arm injury a free agent. Betancourt was 2-5 with a 4.08 ERA and 16 saves for the Rockies last season before tearing a ligament in his pitching elbow. He considered undergoing platelet-rich plasma therapy to fix his arm, but announced in...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies reliever Rafael Betancourt has torn UCL

Colorado Rockies reliever Rafael Betancourt has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The news is particularly disappointing for Betancourt who had a $4.25 million mutual option for the 2014 season. Now the 38-year-old may be forced into retirement. Betancourt will be given a PRP injection and be re-evaluated in hopes that Tommy John surgery can...
Via Tireball.com
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

MRI shows tear in Betancourt's elbow

Colorado Rockies right-hander Rafael Betancourt has suffered a torn elbow ligament, the closer said Monday night. Betancourt said he will opt to have platelet-rich plasma therapy instead of Tommy John surgery in the hope of returning sooner. Betancourt suffered the tear Thursday in Philadelphia. He had an MRI done on his right elbow, which revealed a partial tear, and will not...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

MRI on Rockies' Betancourt reveals tear in elbow

Colorado Rockies right-hander Rafael Betancourt has suffered a torn elbow ligament, the closer said Monday night. Betancourt said he will opt to have platelet-rich plasma therapy instead of Tommy John surgery in the hope of returning sooner. Betancourt suffered the tear Thursday in Philadelphia. He had an MRI done on his right elbow, which revealed a partial tear, and will not...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies: Has the door closed on Betancourt’s career?

  Rafael Betancourt’s odd windup seems an appropriate metaphor to explain his road to a Major League bullpen. Slow, methodical, repetitive. After every pitch he returns to the rubber to begin his routine. He knows the importance of rhythm. He also knows a thing or two about bouncing back. His career has been littered with them. The pitcher converted to shortstop with a bionic...
Via isportsweb.com
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies' Rafael Betancourt suffers groin injury

The Colorado Rockies removed closer Rafael Betancourt from last night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks due to a groin injury, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com. Betancourt came on in the 10th inning and threw two uncharacteristic pitches to slugger Paul Goldschmidt. He was then afforded a few additional tosses to see how he felt, but Colorado ultimately opted...
Via MLB Injury News
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Betancourt will have MRI on groin Wednesday

Colorado Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt says he will undergo an MRI after leaving in the 10th inning against Arizona on Tuesday night with a tight right groin. Asked if he thought he might wind up on the disabled list, Betancourt responded: ''No, no. We'll see what's going to come tomorrow.'' Betancourt felt some discomfort after throwing a second straight...
Via Fox Sports
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Looking to Add Betancourt?

From Troy Renck:Rafael Betancourt is attracting varying degrees of interest from the Orioles, Yankees and Athletics. The Red Sox had interest earlier this month. The White Sox and Angels are also looking for bullpen help... Betancourt is under contract next year [$4.25MM] with a mutual option [$4.25MM] for 2014. To move him, the Rockies would require a valuable piece in return...
Via Sliding Into Home
July 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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