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Bettis fires 2 2/3 innings in 2nd rehab outing

July 18, 2017

Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis continued his road to recovery from testicular cancer Tuesday with his second Minor League rehab appearance.Bettis pitched 2 2/3 innings for Double-A Hartford, holding the Bowie Baysox to one run, a solo homer, and three hits. He struck out three batters and walked one on 46

Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis continued his road to recovery from testicular cancer Tuesday with his second Minor League rehab appearance.
Bettis pitched 2 2/3 innings for Double-A Hartford, holding the Bowie Baysox to one run, a solo homer, and three hits. He struck out three batters and walked one on 46 pitches (29 strikes).
Bettis was originally slated to start, but was pushed back into a relief role over concerns the weather might impact the start of the game.

Bettis, who left the Rockies in Spring Training when he learned his cancer had unexpectedly spread, returned to the mound last week, pitching two innings for Hartford. He last pitched in the Majors in 2016, going 14-8 with a 4.79 ERA in 32 starts with Colorado.

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.