Rafael Betancourt felt something in his right elbow and left the game as the Rockies lost 5-4 to the Phillies on Thursday night. The Rockies 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 gave up a game-tying infield single by Michael Young. Betancourt blew his second save in as many nights. Rex Brothers will once again take over as the Rockies closer. Brothers has just one blown save on the year, and it came in the seventh inning of a game in May. During Betancourt's previous absence from July to just a few days ago, Brothers was a perfect seven-for-seven in save opportunities. He has 11 saves and a 1.51 ERA with 56 strikeouts in 53 2/3 innings thus far this season. Fantasy owners should go after Brothers if he is avaliable in your league.
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