MLB

Colorado Rockies
Career W-L
36-33
 
Career ERA
3.19
Name  Rafael Betancourt
Born  4/29/1975
Height  6-2
Weight  215
Number  63
Position  RP
Bats  R
Throws  R
10/29/2013 7:47:00 PM
Description: The Rockies won't pick up reliever Rafael Betancourt's $4.25 million option for next season. SOURCE: Rockies on Twitter
Insight: It wouldn't have made much sense as Betancourt is slated to miss the entire 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in August. At age 38 and with his health in question, it could be tough for Betancourt to find another job in the big leagues.
 
8/30/2013 11:46:00 AM
Description: Colorado closer Rafael Betancourt, placed on the 15-day disabled list with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow three days ago, will undergo Tommy John syrgery, according to an mlb.com report.
Insight: We've probably seen the last of Betancourt (2-5, 4.08 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 16 saves) until 2015.
 
8/27/2013 9:28:00 AM
Description: Colorado closer Rafael Betancourt has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
Insight: That usually means Tommy John surgery though he'll get a PRP injection before another evaluation. We've certainly seen the last of him for 2013.
 
8/23/2013 7:12:00 PM
Description: Colorado closer Rafael Betancourt has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: He sprained his elbow pitching in Thursday's game versus the Phillies. With so little time left in the season, there's a good chance Betancourt has thrown his final pitch of 2013.
 
8/23/2013 11:40:00 AM
Description: Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right elbow.
Insight: Betancourt could be headed for Tommy John surgery. Rex Brothers will reassume the closer role.
 
8/22/2013 3:00:00 PM
Description: The Rockies placed closer Rafael Betancourt on waivers, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com.
Insight: Colorado has a $4.25 million option on him for 2014 and plans to bring him back, so if he's claimed it would take a good offer to pry him away. If he is claimed and subsequently traded, Rex Brothers would reassume the closer role.
 
8/17/2013 7:40:00 PM
Description: Colorado reliever Rafael Betancourt has been activated from the disabled list.
Insight: The Rockies closer had an appendectomy in July. Rex Brothers will move back to a setup role now that Betancourt is healthy.
 
8/16/2013 7:31:00 PM
Description: According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Rockies manager Walt Weiss will talk to Rafael Betancourt before his activation Saturday to see where he is mentally.
Insight: If the 38-year-old has no trepidation about returning to the closer role, he'll return to the ninth inning immediately. Weiss expects Betancourt to say he's ready. Rex Brothers will move back to middle relief and will lose most of his fantasy value. However, Betancourt is a candidate to be traded prior to Aug. 31, in which case Brothers would regain the job.
 
8/13/2013 7:27:00 PM
Description: Rockies reliever Rafael Betancourt plans to rejoin the Rockies Friday in Baltimore, according to the Denver Post. He threw a 30-pitch simulated game Monday and said he feels much better.The right-hander had 15 saves in 16 chances and a 3.16 ERA in 25 2/3 innings prior to his appendectomy.
Insight: The 38-year-old will throw for Triple-A Colorado Springs Thursday, rejoin the team Friday and be activated Saturday. It is unclear if Betancourt will reclaim the closer role from Rex Brothers. Betancourt had 15 saves in 16 chances and a 3.16 ERA in 25 2/3 innings prior to his appendectomy.
 
8/11/2013 1:55:00 PM
Description: Rockies reliever Rafael Betancourt (appendicitis) will throw a simulated game this week, according to the Denver Post. He threw 40-pitch bullpen sessions Monday and Wednesday and a lighter session Friday.
Insight: There's still no timetable for his return. The right-hander had 15 saves in 16 chances and a 3.16 ERA in 25 2/3 innings prior to his appendectomy. Rex Brothers has saved nine games in Betancourt's place.
 
7/20/2013 4:21:00 PM
Description: Appendicitis will send Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt to the disabled list.
Insight: Another tough break for Betancourt. It's his second trip to the DL in as many months. Rex Brothers will fill in as the interim closer.
 
6/28/2013 8:20:00 PM
Description: Colorado closer Rafael Betancourt has officially been activated from the disabled list.
Insight: Betancourt strained his groin earlier in the month. He's been pretty solid for the Rockies this season, collecting 11 saves in 12 chances.
 
6/25/2013 7:21:00 PM
Description: Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt (groin) will return to action Friday, according to the Denver Post.
Insight: Betancourt threw a live batting practice session Tuesday and declared himself "ready to go." The right-hander had 11 saves and a 3.20 ERA before going on the DL with a right groin strain. He's expected to get the closer role back from Rex Brothers.
 
6/18/2013 4:33:00 PM
Description: Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt (groin) threw 35 pitches in a side session Tuesday, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post.
Insight: Betancourt said he felt really good. He'll face live hitters Friday and is nearing his return.
 
6/1/2013 10:15:00 PM
Description: Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt (groin) will be placed on the DL, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post.
Insight: Betancourt's father tweeted earlier Saturday that he might need a DL stint due to a lingering groin injury. Rex Brothers will close and should be added in all leagues.
 
6/1/2013 6:29:00 PM
Description: Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt (groin) could need a stint on the disabled list, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com.
Insight: The news came from the Twitter account of Betancourt's father. Betancourt has been dealing with the groin injury for over a week. Rex Brothers is the next man up for saves in Colorado.
 
5/24/2013 11:19:00 AM
Description: Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt is questionable for Friday's game against San Francisco while dealing with a tight right groin, but he probably won't need a stint on the DL.
Insight: Betancourt left Tuesday's game with the ailment. Rex Brothers earned his first save of the year by pitching the ninth inning Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
 
5/22/2013 5:46:00 PM
Description: Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt is dealing with a tight right groin, but he won't need a stint on the DL. SOURCE: Troy Renck, Denver Post
Insight: Betancourt left Tuesday's game with the ailment, but according to Renck it was just some inflammation around scar tissue in his right groin. He should be able to return by Friday. Rex Brothers is the next man in line for saves if Betancourt suffers a setback.
 
1/31/2011 11:18:00 AM
Description: Rafael Betancourt and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to extend the contract of the reliever until 2012, with a mutual option for 2013. Betancourt went 5-1 and 3.61 ERA in 72 appearances in 2010, with 89 strikeouts and only 8 walks in in 62 1/3 innings. SOURCE: ESPN.com
Insight: In his eight-year MLB career, all as a middle reliever, Betancourt has averaged 9.5 strikeouts and 2.2 walks per nine innings. He makes a solid play in NL-only leagues or in deeper mixed leagues that have extra RP slots.
 
8/25/2010 11:13:00 AM
Description: Rafael Betancourt is not available today because his abdomen is still sore. He will play catch and hopes to be ready for tomorrow's game. SOURCE: Troy Renck on Twitter
Insight: He has pitched very nicely in August, posting a 1.08 ERA. If he returns tomorrow as he hopes, he's not a bad option to have in NL-only leagues.
 

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