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Rafael Betancourt
ERA S K
6.18 1 40
Team: ColoradoHt / Wt: 6-2 / 215 NFBC ADP: 667.45
Position: RPBorn: 4/29/1975 Birthplace: Cumana, Venezuela
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Red Sox (1993)


Latest News
Aug. 23 12:07 PM PT1:07 PM MT2:07 PM CT3:07 PM ET15:07 ET19:07 GMT3:07 12:07 PM MST2:07 PM EST2:37 PM VEN23:07 UAE2:07 PM CT-Betancourt has been designated for assignment, possibly signaling the end of the right-hander's 11-year major league career.
Analysis: Betancourt, 40, was 2-4 with one save and a 6.18 ERA in 45 appearances this season. He joined the Rockies in a trade with Cleveland in 2009 and helped the team reach the playoffs that season. Betancourt didn't pitch in 2014 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in September 2013. He signed a minor league contract with Colorado in January and made the team out of spring training.
June 26 6:35 PM PT7:35 PM MT8:35 PM CT9:35 PM ET21:35 ET1:35 GMT9:35 6:35 PM MST8:35 PM EST9:05 PM VEN5:35 UAE (+1)8:35 PM CT-The Rockies activated Betancourt from the disabled list before Friday night's game against the San Francisco Giants.
Analysis: Betancourt was 2-2 with a 6.30 ERA before going on the DL with symptoms of vertigo. To make room on the roster, the Rockies sent right-hander Justin Miller to Triple-A Albuquerque. Miller was 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA.
June 8 3:42 PM PT4:42 PM MT5:42 PM CT6:42 PM ET18:42 ET22:42 GMT6:42 3:42 PM MST5:42 PM EST6:12 PM VEN2:42 UAE (+1)5:42 PM CT-The Colorado Rockies have placed reliever Rafael Betancourt on the 15-day disabled list with what the team called vertigo symptoms.
Analysis: Betancourt said he's been dealing with a sinus infection for the last few weeks and hasn't been able to shake it. He's struggled in his last two outings, surrendering seven runs in 1 2-3 innings. The right-hander approached manager Walt Weiss over the weekend and told Weiss that he needed a break to get healthy.
Apr. 2 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET0:49 ET4:49 GMT12:49 9:49 PM MST11:49 PM EST12:19 AM VEN8:49 UAE11:49 PM CT-The Rockies sent veteran reliever Rex Brothers and outfielder Brandon Barnes to the minors Wednesday, opening a roster spot for 39-year-old reliever Rafael Betancourt in his comeback from elbow surgery.
Analysis: Betancourt was Colorado's closer in 2013 when he tore the ulnar collateral ligament. The right-hander rehabbed all of last season and accepted a non-roster invite to camp this spring. Despite a scary moment when he was hit by a line drive in the jaw, Betancourt has a 1.04 ERA in nine appearances.

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