- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have placed reliever Rafael Betancourt on the 15-day disabled list with what the team called vertigo symptoms.

Colorado recalled right-hander David Hale from Triple-A Albuquerque to take Betancourt’s spot on the roster. He will start Monday night against St. Louis.

Betancourt said he’s been dealing with a sinus infection for the last few weeks and hasn’t been able to shake it. He’s struggled in his last two outings, surrendering seven runs in 1 2-3 innings.

The right-hander approached manager Walt Weiss over the weekend and told Weiss that he needed a break to get healthy.

Betancourt said there’s nothing wrong with his arm. The 40-year-old had Tommy John surgery in September 2013 and spent the next season getting back up to speed in the minor leagues.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide