Colorado Rockies Rundown: Chad Bettis’ Start And Jose Reyes’ End

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Jul 1, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher C. Bettis (35) pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Chad Bettis added to 25-man roster; will start Tuesday night in Atlanta

(via MLB.com)

Chad Bettis was added to the Colorado Rockies’ 25-man roster on Monday, with David Hale being optioned back to AAA Albuquerque (more on Hale on the next slide). Bettis will start Tuesday night in Atlanta against the Braves at 5:10 pm MT, moving the Rockies’ rotation back for one more day of rest.

Bettis had been on the disabled list dealing with elbow inflammation since July 19, but recently had a successful rehab stint in Albuquerque and is now healthy for the stretch run.

In 13 starts this year, Bettis is 5-4 with a 4.88 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings, 3.6 walks per nine innings and a 94 ERA+ in 75.2 innings pitched in the big leagues.

[ Related: How’d we do predicting Chad Bettis’ 2015 season? ]

Bettis had two brutal season in 2013 and 2014, so to have him figure things out in the rotation in 2015 has been great — and surely something Rockies fans hope for from another struggling young pitcher in Eddie Butler.

The product of Texas Tech will get the chance to audition for a more solidified 2016 role over the next month. Depending on his health and the Rockies’ roster construction, he could earn anywhere from four to six more big league starts to close out the year and give the Colorado Rockies an idea for next season.

Next: David Hale optioned back to AAA

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