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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:56:51 -0800
Colorado Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt said Wednesday, Feb. 20, that he is taking his time getting ready for the regular season, and he is not included on the early spring pitching schedule which includes a charity game Friday, Feb. 22, and six Cactus League contests."I'm going to try to get in 10-12 innings down here in spring training, and there's plenty of time for that. I just want to get ready for the season," Betancourt said.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:07:44 -0800
Colorado Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt will not be pitching for Venezuela in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Wed, 05 Dec 2012 09:16:25 -0800
Colorado Rockies RP Wilton Lopez will serve as a setup man along with RPs Matt Belisle and Rex Brothers. Lopez will be more of a one-inning pitcher and he could also spell RP Rafael Betancourt in the ninth if he needs a breather.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:33:04 -0800
The Colorado Rockies are looking for a late-inning reliever who could close out games, according to a major league source. The Rockies went after RP Jordan Walden before he was traded to the Atlanta Braves last week. The Rockies are also looking at Houston Astros RP Wilton Lopez, who was nearly traded to the Philadelphia Phillies. They want to find a reliever who can compete for the closer role with RP Rafael Betancourt. The Rockies are interested in free-agent RP Joakim Soria (Royals), but he won't be joining Colorado, according to a source close to Soria. Free-agent RP Jason Grilli (Pirates) is another option.
Tue, 07 Aug 2012 06:14:28 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Drew Pomeranz an RPs Adam Ottavino, Matt Belisle and Rafael Betancourt combined for a five-hit shutout of the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Aug. 6. Pomeranz allowed three hits and three walks while fanning seven in four scoreless innings.
Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:01:00 -0700
The Texas Rangers are eying Colorado Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt. The Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals could be fits for him, too. Teams have also called about the availability of INF Jonathan Herrera and RP Matt Reynolds.
Sat, 28 Jul 2012 20:10:05 -0700
Colorado Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt might be the next player traded out of Denver. The Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics all have varying degrees of interest in the veteran reliever. The Boston Red Sox also showed interest earlier in the month, while the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are said to be looking for bullpen help. However, the Rockies might not be as willing to part with Betancourt since he is under contract in 2013, and there is a mutual option in 2014.
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:46:31 -0700
The Colorado Rockies have received inquiries about the availability of RPs Rafael Betancourt, Matt Belisle and Matt Reynolds but have told teams they would have to be bowled over by an offer to trade any of the relievers.
Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:42:20 -0700
Colorado Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd said OF Carlos Gonzalez won't be traded before the trade deadline. "The Carlos Gonzalez thing is a joke," O'Dowd said. "We're not trading Carlos Gonzalez." Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo reportedly called with interest in Gonzalez and was turned down. OF Michael Cuddyer is unlikely to go anywhere, either. OF Dexter Fowler is unlikely to be moved, but O'Dowd did not call him untouchable. RPs Rafael Betancourt and Matt Belisle are unlikely to be traded as well, per O'Dowd. SP Jeremy Guthrie, 1B Jason Giambi and SS Marco Scutaro are the most likely to be traded if anyone goes this summer.
Thu, 21 Jun 2012 05:31:36 -0700
Colorado Rockies CL Rafael Betancourt blew his third save in 13 tries Wednesday, June 20.