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Chad Bettis | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 213
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas Tech
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Rockies placed RHP Chad Bettis on the 60-day disabled list with testicular cancer.
The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Mark Reynolds. Bettis began chemotherapy last week and is slated to miss most of the season. Mar 26 - 4:02 PM

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Chad Bettis is scheduled to begin chemotherapy Monday for testicular cancer.

Bettis entered Rockies camp this spring with a clean bill of health and even made an appearance in a Cactus League game, but his cancer has sadly returned. Rockies manager Bud Black said the 27-year-old right-hander intends to return to Major League Baseball this summer.
Mar 20 - 12:26 PM

Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post writes that Chad Bettis (cancer) is expected to miss "a large portion of the season."

Bettis revealed some unfortunate news Friday when he said that his testicular cancer unexpectedly spread. He's slated to undergo chemotherapy soon, and obviously it's going to be a long time before he'll be ready to pitch in a major league game again. Jeff Hoffman and German Marquez look like favorites to open the year in Colorado's rotation with Bettis sidelined, although it's possible the club will seek help outside the organization.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 12 - 11:01 AM

Chad Bettis revealed on Twitter Friday that he will undergo chemotherapy after his testicular cancer unexpectedly spread.

His doctor spotted inflamed lymph nodes during Bettis' checkup last week and ordered an immediate biopsy, which revealed the unfortunate news. Bettis writes that his blood tumor markers "remain at normal levels," but "it's clear that I need to be aggressive in my fight against this illness." It's unclear at this point how long this will keep Bettis away from baseball, but obviously that's not on the forefront of his mind.
Mar 10 - 1:24 PM

Chad Bettis allowed one run over two innings Sunday in his Cactus League debut.

Bettis has been eased into action this spring after needing surgery this winter for testicular cancer. He has a clean bill of health now and should be locked into a spot near the top of the Colorado rotation. Bettis, 27, had a 4.79 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 138/59 K/BB ratio in 186 innings (32 starts) last season with the Rockies.
Mar 5 - 4:23 PM

Chad Bettis is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Sunday.

The right-hander is expected to work two innings, or around 40 pitches. Bettis underwent surgery in September for testicular cancer. He's expected to be ready for the start of the season.
Mar 4 - 11:50 AM

Chad Bettis said that he received a clean bill of health following blood work which was done on Tuesday.

Bettis underwent surgery for testicular cancer in November. He told MLB Network Radio in early January that he was cancer-free. So far, so good. "I got the blood work back from the doctor, met with him today, and he said my tumor markers are not detectable," Bettis said on Wednesday. While this is nothing but stellar news, the Rockies will be understandably playing it safe with the 27-year-old right-hander this spring. He is not slated to pitch first time through the Cactus League rotation. A simulated game awaits him next Tuesday as he works toward Opening Day.
Feb 22 - 7:17 PM

Chad Bettis said Tuesday on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM that he's cancer-free.

Great news. Bettis underwent surgery in late November for testicular cancer, but he said Tuesday that he's "feeling great" and "ready to push forward." If all goes well, he should begin 2017 in the Rockies' rotation. Bettis, who turns 28 in April, posted a 4.79 ERA over 32 starts in 2016.
Jan 4 - 12:20 PM

Chad Bettis said in a statement to ESPN that he recently underwent surgery for testicular cancer.

Bettis was diagnosed after his doctor noticed an abnormality during an appointment and he had one of his testicles removed on November 29. The good news is that Bettis has been told that the cancer was isolated and did not spread. He expects to be ready for spring training and contribute as a member of the Rockies' rotation in 2017. "My understanding is that I will be physically ready to have a normal spring training, and I greatly look forward to the upcoming season," said Bettis. Bettis, who turns 28 in April, posted a 4.79 ERA over 32 starts this past season.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 08:52:00 AM

Chad Bettis gave up just one run over 6 2/3 innings in a 4-1 victory over the Brewers on Friday.

Bettis gave up eight hits and walked three (two of them intentional), so the Brewers had some chances here, but the only run scored on a solo homer off the bat of Chris Carter in the fourth inning. He fanned five in the victory and will finish the year at 14-8 with a 4.79 ERA and 138/59 K/BB ratio over 186 innings. His fantasy upside is limited in his situation, but he has proven to be a useful starter for Colorado.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 11:14:00 PM

Chad Bettis was demolished for seven runs -- five earned -- over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.

He can't blame this one on Coors Field either. He struggled to throw strikes, walking four on 105 pitches in the short and ugly outing. He gave up eight hits and struck out three. Bettis gave up four runs in the second inning, two more in the fourth and was chased after giving up an RBI single to opposing pitcher Clayton Kershaw in the fifth. His record falls to 13-8 with a 4.92 ERA in 179 1/3 innings.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 12:52:00 AM

Chad Bettis picked up his 13th victory of the season on Sunday, limiting the Padres to three runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Bettis punched out three and issued just one walk on the afternoon. He allowed just a solo home run to Adam Rosales through the first five innings, then the Padres tacked on a pair while chasing him in the sixth. He'll carry a 4.79 ERA and 1.37 WHIP into Saturday's start against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 07:36:00 PM

Chad Bettis pitched well in a no-decision against the Padres on Sunday, allowing just two runs on four hits over seven strong innings of work.

The right-hander racked up five strikeouts on the afternoon while issuing only one free pass. All of the damage against him came in the sixth inning, where Wil Myers tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Yangervis Solarte. He'll look to carry over this fine performance when he takes on these same Padres at home on Sunday.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 07:59:00 PM

Chad Bettis notched his first career complete game and shutout Monday, holding the Giants to just two hits in a 6-0 victory.

Bettis was marvelous in this one, striking out seven, walking no one and yielding just a single to Eduardo Nunez in the fifth and a double to Trevor Brown in the sixth. He needed only 103 pitches to complete the gem. It's been an ugly season for Bettis, who still has a 4.88 ERA after Monday's outing. He's been excellent each of the last two times out, though, and will try to keep it going this weekend in San Diego.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 07:09:00 PM

Chad Bettis was marvelous in Sunday's win over the Nationals, allowing two runs on five hits over seven innings.

Bettis struck out six and walked one on the afternoon. Both runs on his line scored via solo homers. Trea Turner and Wilson Ramos burned him in the first and seventh innings, respectively. Despite Sunday's fine overall results, the 27-year-old right-hander still holds a 5.17 ERA and 1.48 WHIP for the season as a whole. A home start against the Diamondbacks shows next on his schedule.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 06:19:00 PM

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