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Chad Bettis | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chad Bettis was scratched from his scheduled start with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday due to a sore right shoulder.
"He's got a tender shoulder," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "It's not out of the question that he could still show up here, but he's not making the start because he's got a sore shoulder." The righty has surrendered 11 runs on 18 hits and six walks across 8 2/3 frames over his last two starts, so it's possible he was dealing with soreness before Monday. The Rockies recently moved Bettis back to a starting role after using him in relief all season. Mon, Sep 1, 2014 06:23:00 PM

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Chad Bettis has been moved to the rotation at Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Bettis was a starter almost exclusively prior to this season, but the Rockies determined he would help the team most in a relief role. It hasn't worked out, as he's posted a 9.12 ERA over 21 appearances. The Rockies have left it up in the air as to what Bettis' role will be beyond this season.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 12:03:00 AM

Rockies optioned RHP Chad Bettis to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Bettis gave up nine runs over eight appearances during his latest stint with the big club. He has a nice arm, but the righty has yet to put it together at the major league level.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 06:09:00 PM

Rockies recalled RHP Chad Bettis from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Bettis has surrendered 16 runs in 14 1/3 innings this season for the Rockies. He'll be a mop-up man.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 03:50:00 PM

Rockies optioned RHP Chad Bettis to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Bettis has allowed 16 earned runs in 14 1/3 innings this season out of the Rockies' bullpen. It may be a while before he gets another shot in the major leagues.
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 05:04:00 PM

Rockies recalled RHP Chad Bettis from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Bettis has allowed 14 runs (13 earned) over 13 1/3 innings at the major league level this season, but the Rockies will hope for better results this time around. Look for him to pitch in lower-leverage situations initially.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 05:47:00 PM

The Rockies are expected to call up right-hander Chad Bettis for Monday's game.

The team has yet to make an official announcement, but Bettis is listed on the lineup card. The 25-year-old has been knocked around for 14 runs (13 earned) over 13 1/3 innings with the big club this year.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 04:44:00 PM

Rockies optioned RHP Chad Bettis to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Bettis was up in the majors for only a few days this time around. He should get another look soon.
Sat, May 3, 2014 04:40:00 PM

Rockies recalled RHP Chad Bettis from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Bettis was just optioned five days ago, but Tyler Chatwood's injury opened the door for his return. His first go-round with the club wasn't great -- Bettis returns with a 7.15 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 7/3 K/BB ratio over 11 1/3 innings of relief at the major league level.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 06:22:00 PM

Rockies optioned RHP Chad Bettis to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The 24-year-old has struggled out of the Rockies bullpen, posting a 7.15 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 7/3 K/BB ratio over his 11 1/3 innings. It's unclear if he'll continue to function in relief in the minor leagues or will transition back to the starting rotation.
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 07:05:00 PM

Chad Bettis struggled for the first time this spring on Tuesday, allowing one run on two walks and a hit in one inning of work against the White Sox.

The run was the first allowed by Bettis this spring, as the 24-year-old had previously made eight scoreless appearances during which he allowed only three hits and posted a 9/1 K/BB. Bettis struggled last season in the major leagues after debuting in early August, posting a 5.64 ERA and 30/20 K/BB in 44.2 innings while appearing in 16 games (eight starts). He's expected to open 2014 in Colorado's bullpen.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 02:42:00 PM

Chad Bettis was pulled after three scoreless innings in Sunday's loss to the Padres, due to the Rockies wanting to get Roy Oswalt in the game.

Oswalt was expected to piggyback Bettis in the start, but after Bettis allowed just two hits and fanned four through three shutout innings, you would've liked to see them stick with him a bit longer. Bettis still owns a troubling 5.02 ERA and 23/18 K/BB ratio through 37 2/3 innings on the season, and can safely be avoided when he takes on the Diamondbacks in Arizona next week.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 07:51:00 PM

Chad Bettis was lit up for five runs on eight hits and four walks over 4 2/3 innings in Monday's loss to the Dodgers.

Bettis also hit a batter in the ugly performance. Now with a 5.45 ERA over seven starts this season, he's a candidate to lose his rotation spot when Roy Oswalt (hamstring) returns from the disabled list. As it stands right now, he's in line to face the Padres at Petco over the weekend.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 08:16:00 PM

Chad Bettis pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball against the Phillies on Thursday.

Bettis struck out five and walked one in his best start yet for the Rockies. It evened up his K/BB ratio at 13/13 through 24 innings. Bettis isn't an option in NL-only leagues right now.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 11:15:00 PM

Chad Bettis was chased after just 2 2/3 innings by the Orioles on Saturday, allowing eight runs -- two earned -- on seven hits.

Bettis had been decent in his previous two starts, but the Orioles got to him early and often on Saturday. The right-hander gave up seven hits and four walks in the abbreviated start. He wasn't helped by his defense, as six of the eight runs scored after a Troy Tulowitzki fielding error in the fateful third inning. Bettis will carry a 5.30 ERA into his matchup with the Phillies on Thursday.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 10:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Michael McKenry
3Audry Perez
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Cristhian Adames
3Rafael Ynoa
4Omar Quintanilla
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Kyle Parker
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Jhoulys Chacin
3Jordan Lyles
4Tyler Matzek
5Kyle Kendrick
6David Hale
7Eddie Butler
8Christian Bergman
9Tyler Chatwood
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Boone Logan
5Tommy Kahnle
6Christian Friedrich
7John Axford
8Brooks Brown
9Rafael Betancourt
10Buddy Boshers
11Jairo Diaz