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Jul 20, 2013 6:44 PM by Greg Smith

Rockies place Betancourt on DL after appendectomy

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

The team recalled righty Mitchell Boggs from Double-A Tulsa on Saturday to take Betancourt's place in the bullpen.

Betancourt was feeling ill Friday afternoon and was sent to a medical center. He was then moved to a hospital where he underwent an emergency appendectomy.

He is expected to miss up to three weeks.

Betancourt is 2-3 with a 3.16 ERA and 15 saves in 16 chances in 28 games this season.

Boggs was acquired on July 9 from the St. Louis Cardinals, with whom he was 0-3 with an 11.50 ERA in 15 games. After joining the Rockies organization, Boggs was sent to Tulsa. He posted one save in four appearances.

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