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Betancourt's groin injury 'a little bit better'

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt was unsure about how his right groin responded to two days of rest, after he was removed from a game Tuesday night after two pitches. He reported feeling fine while throwing a bullpen session before Friday night's game against the Giants, but it was unclear if he would be available.

"I feel a little bit better, but I really can't tell you how much different I feel because I was off Wednesday and yesterday I was off and I tried not to do anything," said Betancourt, 10-for-10 on save opportunities and carrying a 1.56 ERA in 19 appearances. "I did some stretching, treatment and exercises. I feel kind of weird, but I think I can go through that.

"Hopefully, I'll be fine."

Manager Walt Weiss said if Betancourt can't go, the closer would be lefty Rex Brothers, who entered Friday with 18 scoreless innings over 19 games and earned the save in Wednesday's 4-1 home victory over the D-backs. Weiss said he doesn't think Betancourt's injury, which is inflammation around scar tissue from a 2009 surgery, will require a trip to the 15-day disabled list.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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