Betancourt ready to go after live batting practice session

Because of shoulder stiffness, right-handed setup man Rafael Betancourt hasn’t appeared in a Cactus League game, but that could change quickly.

Betancourt, who posted a 1.92 ERA for the Rockies after arriving in a trade with the Indians, zoomed his fastball at 92 mph during a live batting practice session at Hi Corbet Field on Satrday afternoon. Before the session, manager Jim Tracy said a Minor League game would be Betancourt’s follow-up step. But now Tracy believes Betancourt is ready to appear in a Cactus League game.

“I don’t know exactly when that’s going to be, but Rafael Betancourt, from what I understand, is pushing for that a little bit,” Tracy said.

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