Rafael Betancourt
RP FA
5 years ago

Rafael Betancourt (groin) is scheduled to throw a light bullpen session Friday.

Betancourt will throw another one Sunday and is slated to have two sessions against hitters during the team's upcoming roadtrip. He's unlikely to return until around the end of the month, so Rex Brothers remains a must-own in fantasy leagues.

Rafael Betancourt
RP FA
5 years ago

Rafael Betancourt (groin) acknowledged Friday that he expects to be sidelined at least until the end of June.

Betancourt has resumed a light throwing program, but isn't close to returning from the DL. He'll continue to be moved along slowly and expects to begin exercising in the pool Monday. Rex Brothers is serving as the Rockies' closer in his absence.

Rafael Betancourt
RP FA
5 years ago

Rockies placed RHP Rafael Betancourt on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 1, with a right groin strain.

Betancourt's groin injury actually dates back a few years, but it became too painful to pitch through of late. He should be ready to roll on the day he's eligible to return or shortly after. Rex Brothers will close for the Rox while Betancourt is out.

Rafael Betancourt
RP FA
5 years ago

The Denver Post's Troy Renck reports that the Rockies have decided to place Rafael Betancourt on the 15-day DL with his groin injury.

Rex Brothers will close for the next couple of weeks, so he needs to be picked up in any leagues in which he's available.

Rafael Betancourt
RP FA
5 years ago

Rafael Betancourt's father tweeted that the Rockies closer may need to go on the DL due to continued problems with his sore right groin.

Betancourt is considered day-to-day at the moment. Rex Brothers would close in his place if he's forced to the disabled list.

Rafael Betancourt
RP FA
5 years ago

Rafael Betancourt bounced back from Saturday's blown save and loss to pitch a scoreless ninth against the Astros.

Betancourt protected a one-run lead to improve to 11-for-12 in save chances this year. Angel Pagan's game-winning, inside-the-park homer is the only home run he's allowed in 18 2/3 innings this season.

Rafael Betancourt
RP FA
5 years ago

Rafael Betancourt blew a save in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday as the Rockies fell to the Giants.

Betancourt issued a walk to Brandon Crawford and then a walkoff two-run inside-the-park homer to Angel Pagan. The veteran Rockies closer has been dealing with groin problems lately but an examination earlier this week by team doctors ruled out anything serious. He will probably be reevaluated for that groin issue on Sunday morning.

Rafael Betancourt
RP FA
5 years ago

Rafael Betancourt will throw a bullpen session on Friday to determine whether he'll be available for Friday night's contest against the Giants.

Initially, it was feared that Betancourt would be headed for the disabled list after leaving Tuesday's game with a tight right groin, but he has made significant improvement in recent days. Even if he's unable to return on Friday, Betancourt should be available at some point over the weekend.

Rafael Betancourt
RP FA
5 years ago

Rafael Betancourt (groin) will not require a trip to the disabled list.

Betancourt left Tuesday's game with a tight right groin, but it's merely some scar tissue from a previous injury. He was given anti-inflammatory medication and could be back in there as soon as Friday. Rex Brothers and Wilton Lopez could be in the mix for save chances until he's ready to go, but it doesn't sound like he'll have a lengthy absence.

Rafael Betancourt
RP FA
5 years ago

Rafael Betancourt (groin) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

Betancourt left Tuesday's game with a tight right groin, an issue which has lingering since late April. He's hoping to avoid the disabled list, but the Rockies may decide that a couple of weeks of rest is the best course of action. Rex Brothers is the likely favorite for saves if Betancourt needs to miss time, but Wilton Lopez could also figure in.