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Rockies | Rafael Betancourt, Edgmer Escalona to throw

Colorado Rockies RPs Rafael Betancourt (groin) and Edgmer Escalona (elbow) will throw to hitters Tuesday, June 25. Betancourt has made rapid progress after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection three weeks ago. He could be activated from the disabled list Thursday, June 27. Escalona could need a short rehab assignment before returning. Manager Walt Weiss said Betancourt will return to the closer's role, allowing RP Rex Brothers to return to a setup role.

Fantasy Tip: Make plans to activate Betancourt on your roster later this week. Brothers, although he'll lose save opps when Betancourt returns, has pitched very well and warrants ownership in deeper mixed leagues even without the role of closer attached to his name.

2013-06-25 12:18:00 | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

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