Rafael Betancourt

RP / Colorado Rockies / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Rockies designate RP Rafael Betancourt for assignment

      The Rockies have designated veteran reliever Rafael Betancourt for assignment, possibly ending the pitcher's career, per the Denver Post. Betancourt was 2-4 with one save and a 6.18 ERA in 45 games for the Rockies this season. He told the paper that he was considering retirement after 12 MLB seasons with the Cleveland and Colorado. The Rockies also recalled right-handed pitcher Jairo Diaz and selected the contract of right-hander Simon Castro.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Rockies remove John Axford as closer, going with committee

      The Rockies have made a change in the back-end of their bullpen. Manager Walt Weiss has removed John Axford from the closer's role, after he record his fifth blown save of the season, and fourth in a row on Thursday. "I had a conversation with John a little earlier and I told him I was going to get him out of that ninth inning for a little bit and let him catch his breath," Weiss said Friday, per The Denver Post. Axford, who once saved 46 games in a season, got off to a blazing start in 2015. He had converted each of his first 12 save opportunities and gave up just one earned run over his first 20 appearances. But he has struggled lately, posting a whopping 12.15 ERA over his past nine outings. "I'm not so bullheaded as to say that I want to pitch in the ninth inning and that's how it has to be," Axford said. "I have pitched in other innings and I've had success in other innings. A lot of my success has come in the ninth, but that's also where some of the pain comes. "Stepping away definitely could be beneficial. It's worked before for me. It worked in 2012." Weiss indicated he will likely go with a closer-by-committee approach, with the likes of Rafael Betancourt, Tommy Kahnle and Justin Miller as potential ninth-inning options. "We have a few different options down there, so it will probably come down match-ups and who is available," Weiss said. "So there will be a few different guys throwing at the end."

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Rockies activate Rafael Betancourt, will use nine-man pen

      The Rockies activated reliever Rafael Betancourt before Friday's game, per the Denver Post. Betancourt has been on the disabled list with vertigo and just completed a minor league rehab assignment. The team hasn't announced a corresponding move to make room for Betancourt, but it appears that the team will go with a nine-man bullpen for the near future.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt likely to come off DL this weekend

      Rockies reliever Rafael Betancourt (vertigo) will likely be activated during a three-game series against the Giants, which starts Friday, manager Walt Weiss said Thursday. Betancourt, who is on the 15-day disabled list, began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday. He allowed two runs on two hits and one walk in 1 1/3 innings. He struck out two.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt blows save in rehab assignment

      Rockies relief pitcher Rafael Betancourt blew a save in his rehab assignment for Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday. Betancourt allowed two earned runs in 1 1/3 innings, blowing a save opportunity in what ended as a 6-5 loss. He walked a batter and gave up a home run before being pulled from the game. Betancourt has been on the disabled list since June 8 due to symptoms of vertigo and a sinus infection.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt to start rehab assignment Sunday

      Rockies right-hander Rafael Betancourt is expected to make a Triple-A rehab outing with Albuquerque on Sunday, according to MLB.com. Betancourt has been on the disabled list since June 8 due to symptoms of vertigo and a sinus infection. It is not clear how many rehab outings Betancourt will need before being able to return to the Rockies' bullpen.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt throws second bullpen session

      Rockies starting pitcher Rafael Betancourt threw his second bullpen session Tuesday since going on the 15-day disabled list last week due to a sinus infection and vertigo symptoms, per MLB.com. "Almost every year I deal with sinus stuff," Betancourt said. "But this time was very bad. Since late April, I was feeling kind of weird. Some [congestion] came out -- that was during the doubleheader we had with Arizona at home [May 6]. Then we went on the road and my body started feeling icky -- like, weak." Betancourt said he is feeling better after getting some rest and having the sinus infection clear up. He has had no issues throwing his bullpen sessions, which have been around 44 pitches. He will face hitters Friday at Coors Field and is eligible to come off the disabled list June 23, but there is no timetable for his return.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Rockies place Rafael Betancourt on DL to make room for David Hale

      The Rockies placed pitcher Rafael Betancourt on the disabled list Monday with vertigo symptoms, reports MLB.com. Betancourt has allowed seven runs in his last two outings. He will be replaced by pitcher David Hale, who is scheduled to start Monday's game against the Cardinals. The Rockies are the underdogs (+135) Monday against the Cardinals.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Fatigue plaguing faltering Rockies reliever Rafael Betancourt

      Rockies setup man Rafael Betancourt has set up nothing but trouble recently. And Walt Weiss believes that is because he is fatigued. The 40-year-old Betancourt blew a save Tuesday on an Alex Guerrero grand slam, then gave up three more runs on five hits in the ninth inning of a Saturday win. Included in that onslaught was another tater. He has given up eight runs on eight hits in his last 1 2/3 innings to send his ERA skyrocketing from 3.00 to 6.30. "It's more his strength than anything else - he's been weak, he hasn't recovered from whatever he had a week ago," Weiss told MLB.com. "But his arm feels great." Weiss was referring to a sinus infection plaguing Betancourt last week. But his temper has also plagued him. He grew visibly upset on the mound Saturday, then tossed his glove into the stands. "We had a good conversation," Weiss said. "...We talk about body language a lot. That's how you speak on the field. We always have a heightened sense of awareness for what we say with how we act."

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt blows save chance Tuesday

      A three-run lead in the ninth inning was not enough for the Rockies after pitcher Rafael Betancourt allowed four runs during the final frame. Betancourt surrendered a grand slam to pinch hitter Alex Guerrero with two outs in the ninth inning to send the Rockies to a 9-8 loss. It was his first blown save in two chances this season.

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