Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Colorado Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt has
landed on the 15-day disabled list for the second time this season, this time
due to a case of appendicitis.
The move was made retroactive to July 15, one day after the veteran reliever's
most recent appearance.
Betancourt also missed nearly a month with a right groin strain before
returning to action on June 29. In 28 games this season, the 38-year-old has
gone 2-3 with a 3.16 earned run average and converted all but one of his 16
Rex Brothers, who went 3-for-3 in save chances while Betancourt was sidelined
for most of June, is expected to step back into the closer role in the
interim, while Colorado recalled reliever Mitchell Boggs from Double-A Tulsa
to fill the roster spot.
Boggs produced a National League-best 34 holds as St. Louis' primary setup man
last season, but was tagged for 20 runs (18 earned) and 21 hits over 14 2/3
innings in 18 outings this year before the Cardinals demoted him to the
minors. He was acquired by the Rockies in a trade on July 9.
The 29-year-old pitched in four games for Tulsa following the swap and gave up
one run on two hits over a span of six innings.
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