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RAFAEL BETANCOURT RUMORS

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 AP on Fox
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

Rockies Injury Update: Rafael Betancourt throwing 40-pitch bullpens

The Colorado Rockies scored eight runs on 13 hits last night against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The bad news is that they still fell eight runs short, losing in blowout fashion by the score of 16-8. The loss dropped the Rockies to 28-30 on the season, third in the National League West. Desperate for some help in the pitching staff, there is some good news, as closer Rafael Betancourt...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies Rumors: Rafael Betancourt working out with team

Free Agent Rafael Betancourt will spend 10-days working out with the Colorado Rockies in hope of continuing his comeback attempt.  The former closer is recovering from elbow ligament surgery.  Rafael was quoted:"I want to pitch this season. My goal hasn't changed," Betancourt, 38, told The Post on Tuesday. "I don't want to rush anything or have any setbacks. But everything has...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 07, 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

Rafael Betancourt wants to pitch for Rockies or retire

getty images It’s Colorado or bust for relief pitcher Rafael Betancourt. “If I pitch again, it will be with the Rockies. I can’t see myself anywhere else at this point in my career.” the pitcher told the Denver Post. Now 38, Betancourt is trying to return from surgery after tearing his right elbow ligament on Aug. 22 Betancourt will visit Dr. James Andrews next week and should...
Via Tireball.com
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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