|Oct. 31 2:10 PM PT3:10 PM MT4:10 PM CT5:10 PM ET17:10 ET21:10 GMT5:10 CST2:10 PM MST4:10 PM EST4:40 PM VEN1:10 UAE (+1)3:10 PM CT-The Colorado Rockies have declined their half of a mutual option on Betancourt, making the right-handed reliever who's coming off an arm injury a free agent.
Analysis: 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 August his decision to have Tommy John surgery.
|Aug. 24 10:31 PM PT11:31 PM MT12:31 AM CT1:31 AM ET1:31 ET5:31 GMT13:31 CST10:31 PM MST12:31 AM EST1:01 AM VEN9:31 UAE12:31 AM CT-Colorado Rockies reliever Rafael Betancourt has decided to have Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his pitching elbow.
Analysis: Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Friday that the 38-year-old Betancourt wants to pitch again, so this is probably the best course of action.
|July 20 3:36 PM PT4:36 PM MT5:36 PM CT6:36 PM ET18:36 ET22:36 GMT6:36 CST3:36 PM MST5:36 PM EST6:06 PM VEN2:36 UAE (+1)5:36 PM CT-Betancourt returned to action Saturday, throwing one scoreless inning in an 8-4 loss at Baltimore.
Analysis: The close had been on the disabled list after having his appendix removed.
|June 2 3:14 PM PT4:14 PM MT5:14 PM CT6:14 PM ET18:14 ET22:14 GMT6:14 CST3:14 PM MST5:14 PM EST5:44 PM VEN2:14 UAE (+1)5:14 PM CT-The Colorado Rockies have activated Betancourt from the 15-day disabled list.
Analysis: Betancourt was 1-3 with a 3.20 ERA and 11 saves in 22 chances before straining his right groin strain on June 1. He has converted on 52 of 70 save chances since he acquired from Cleveland on July 23, 2009.
|May 22 12:07 AM PT1:07 AM MT2:07 AM CT3:07 AM ET3:07 ET7:07 GMT15:07 CST12:07 AM MST2:07 AM EST2:37 AM VEN11:07 UAE2:07 AM CT-Betancourt says he will undergo an MRI after leaving in the 10th inning against Arizona on Tuesday night with a tight right groin.
Analysis: Betancourt felt some discomfort after throwing a second straight pitch into the dirt. He took a few warm-up tosses as trainers, teammates and coaches huddled around him. He couldn't get loose and walked off the mound. It's unclear if Betancourt is headed to the disabled list.