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Rockies | Rafael Betancourt may not close

Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss is unsure if RP Rafael Betancourt (appendix) will return to the closing duties when he's completely healthy. Weiss could ease him back into the ninth, with RP Rex Brothers holding down the fort. A lot will depend on how Betancourt fares in his rehab game Thursday, Aug. 15, and how he feels. Betancourt is expected to be activated from the disabled list Saturday, Aug. 17. He's regained some strength after losing eight pounds following his appendectomy.

Fantasy Tip: Brothers is owned in all leagues, and it should stay that way. He's the closer of the future and could continue to be the man in the ninth for the rest of the season. Betancourt owners have to hold him and hope he pitches well enough to at least see a handful of save chances down the stretch.

2013-08-14 13:15:47 | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

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