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.
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.
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.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:35:25 -0700
Colorado Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt (elbow) threw long-toss in Miami Monday, March 31, and it was the first time he threw from as far as 150 feet. His plan is to go to extended spring training at the end of April, and play until June. He would then join Class A Grand Junction with the intention of being ready to pitch for the big club by season's end.
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:55:33 -0800
Free-agent RP Rafael Betancourt (elbow) will be in Colorado Rockies camp for 10 days. He's set to be examined by their team doctors as he continues to rehab from offseason elbow surgery.
Sat, 11 Jan 2014 11:53:09 -0800
Free-agent RP Rafael Betancourt (Rockies) will visit Dr. James Andrews next week and should be cleared to resume throwing shortly thereafter. Betancourt said the rehab on his surgically-repaired elbow is going well and he plans to visit the Colorado Rockies at spring training camp for two weeks in March. He has not given up on pitching during the 2014 season and said that if he is able to play, he only wants to pitch for the Rockies. The Los Angeles Dodgers had expressed interest in Betancourt but he said he couldn't see himself pitching anywhere else.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:19:33 -0800
The Colorado Rockies visited with free-agent RP Rafael Betancourt (elbow), and he could re-sign with the club. His rehab from elbow surgery is going well.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:33:22 -0700
The Colorado Rockies declined to pick up RP Rafael Betancourt's option for the 2014 season Tuesday, Oct. 29, making him a free agent.
Fantasy Tip: This signals the shift to Rex Brothers as the closer of the future. Brothers performed admirably with Betancourt injured this year and down the stretch. Look to him as a midrange closer option in 2014.
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 07:38:35 -0700
Colorado Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt (elbow) said he'll have Tommy John surgery in September.
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:59:01 -0700
Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt (elbow) has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament, news which was expected. He is expected to require Tommy John surgery, missing the remainder of the 2013 season, and most, if not all, of the 2014 season.