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Betancourt exits due to sprained right elbow

Betancourt exits due to sprained right elbow

Betancourt exits due to sprained right elbow

PHILADELPHIA -- Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt felt something in his right elbow and exited amid a 5-4 loss to the Phillies on Thursday night. The club announced after the game that Betancourt has a sprained right elbow and he will have an MRI on Monday.

Betancourt left with two outs and the game tied at 4 in the ninth after he surrendered a game-tying infield single by Michael Young. Betancourt blew his second save in as many nights after he blew just one save in his first 17 chances this season.

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Betancourt has battled the injury bug all season. The veteran closer sustained a groin injury and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 1. On July 20, he returned to the DL after a bout with appendicitis.

"You come out of the game, it's usually not good," manager Walt Weiss said. "He felt something in his elbow.

"He didn't mention anything about it [before the game]. Raffy has been great in the closer role. He's dealt with a couple of injuries, but he's a warrior."

Michael Radano is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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