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Rafael Betancourt May Have Serious Injury

Posted By Blake Bass On August 23, 2013 @ 10:52 AM In MLB,News and Rumors | No Comments

Rockies_Rafael_Betancourt_2013 [1]Colorado’s decision not to trade 38-year-old closer Rafael Betancourt may be a costly one, as he left last night’s game with an elbow injury.

Troy Renck of the Denver Post speculates that it’s a serious injury–and specifically a torn ulnar collateral ligament–because “several teammates quietly patted him on the back” and “the gravity of the moment was powerful.”

He’ll undergo further testing, but a torn UCL would require Tommy John surgery and knock Betancourt out for most or perhaps all of next season. And at age 38 that might end his career.

Source: Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports Hardball Talk [2]

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