• Betancourt's son alerts staff of closer's appendicitis

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Jul 20, 2013
    He said it was probably appendicitis and sent him to the hospital." Assistant trainer Scott Gehret examined Betancourt on Friday afternoon and determined he was suffering from appendicitis. Betancourt was feeling ill Friday afternoon and was sent to a medical center. Boggs, 29, appeared in 18 games with the Cardinals this year primarily as a late-game reliever and picked up two saves. "Scotty evaluated him and said, `Duggie, take a look, it looks like his appendix.' I looked at him and agreed with his dia...
    Source: MLB.com
    • Rockies' Betancourt to DL after appendectomy

      DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies placed right-hander Rafael Betancourt on the disabled list after the closer had his appendix removed Friday night.

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