SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Rockies on Wednesday purchased the contract of right-hander Rafael Betancourt, who has completed a comeback from Tommy John surgery in 2013. Manager Walt Weiss also informed switch-hitting infielder Rafael Ynoa he has made the Opening Day roster.
The moves came on the day the club optioned outfielder Brandon Barnes and lefty reliever Rex Brothers to the Minors. The moves were connected as Brothers is working on various corrections. Ynoa was kept instead of Barnes because Weiss wanted infield protection -- Daniel Descalso would be the only reserve, otherwise.