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Rockies | Colorado closer situation unclear

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:51:55 -0700

Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies RP LaTroy Hawkins is out as the closer for now. However, manager Walt Weiss said after the game Monday, April 13, that he wasn't ready to "declare a closer." RP Rafael Betancourt worked a perfect inning for the save Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Weiss said he would look at other options, presumably Adam Ottavino, and remember John Axford for closer experience as well. Hawkins could also find his way back into the mix at some point. Short term, it looks like Betancourt is the best bet for saves, but Ottavino has the best long-term fantasy appeal.

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Rockies | Rafael Betancourt nails down save

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:11:53 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt worked a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts for his first save Monday, April 13, against the San Francisco Giants. It was his first save since Aug. 20, 2013.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners might be surprised to see Walt Weiss go to Betancourt over Adam Ottavino after LaTroy Hawkins was yanked from the closerís role following Sundayís blown save. Ottavino had 35 total pitches Saturday and Sunday, so itís probably why he was not used here. Ottavino has more long-term fantasy potential, but Betancourt is worth grabbing, too, especially in deeper NL-only leagues.

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Rockies | LaTroy Hawkins taking breather

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:10:43 -0700

Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies RP LaTroy Hawkins will take a "short-term breather" from the closer's role, according to manager Walt Weiss. Hawkins blew the save against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, April 12. RP Rafael Betancourt is expected to be used in a save situation if it comes up Monday, April 13.

Fantasy Tip: Hawkins, 42, is in the final season of his career. There's a good chance he won't get a chance to close games again this year if Adam Ottavino takes the job and runs with it. Ottavino should be your first target off the waiver wire if you still need saves.

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Rockies | LaTroy Hawkins removed from closer role

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:01:08 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP LaTroy Hawkins will not be used in the closer role for the time being, according to manager Walt Weiss. RP Rafael Betancourt will close Monday, April 13, if needed, and then Weiss will play the matchups. RP Adam Ottavino will also receive opportunities to close.

Fantasy Tip: Ottavino is the arm to target, and he would likely close Monday, but he has pitched in consecutive days. Ottavino should be owned in all formats. Betancourt is nothing more than a speculative saves add in deep formats and NL-only leagues. Hawkins, meanwhile, can be replaced in the majority of formats, as he is only worth holding in NL-only leagues. Expect Ottavino to take the job and run with it, though. He has posted a 9.3 K/9 over the past three seasons, too.

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Rockies | Rafael Betancourt, Omar Quintanilla sign

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:54:24 -0800

Free-agent RP Rafael Betancourt (Rockies) and SS Omar Quintanilla (Mets) agreed to terms on minor league deals with the Colorado Rockies Friday, Jan. 30. Betancourt didn't pitch in the majors last year while working his way back to health.

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Rockies | Rafael Betancourt wants to return

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:42:54 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt, who spent all of 2014 rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, wants to come back to the team in 2015 and there is mutual interest.

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Rockies | Rafael Betancourt injured in rehab appearance

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:23:45 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt (elbow, groin) left last night's game left a minor-league rehab appearance with Grand Junction of the Rookie Pioneer League Monday, Aug. 4, due to groin tightness. He is listed as day to day with that injury.

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Rockies | Rafael Betancourt to throw batting practice

Sun, 22 Jun 2014 19:28:24 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt (elbow) is scheduled to throw a live batting practice session Tuesday, June 24. He said he would like to pitch for rookie league Grand Junction by July 1 and work his way back to the team by the end of the season.

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Rockies | Rafael Betancourt throws

Fri, 16 May 2014 20:14:05 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt (elbow) threw 20 to 25 pitches during a bullpen session Friday, May 16. Betancourt could begin a rehab assignment around the start of July.

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Rockies | Rafael Betancourt re-signs

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:12:35 -0700

The Colorado Rockies re-signed RP Rafael Betancourt to a minor league deal Friday, April 25.

Fantasy Tip: The Rockies likely signed Betancourt as insurance for their bullpen. He could resurface in the bigs later this summer if he's healthy, but he's unlikely to be in the picture in the late innings unless there's an injury.

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