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Rockies’ Chad Bettis pitches two strong innings in first rehab start with Yard Goats

By: Patrick Saunders, The Denver Post
July 14, 2017 Updated: July 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm
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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis makes his first rehab assignment start for the Hartford Yard Goats at Dunkin Donuts Park Thursday night. Bettis had been sidelined in his fight against testicular cancer. Photo by Brad Horrigan, The Hartford Courant.

Chad Bettis’ next big step was a big success.

The Rockies right-hander, working his way back from testicular cancer, made his first rehab start Thursday night, pitching two innings for Double-A Hartford against Trenton, the New York Yankees’ Double-A affiliate.

Bettis struck out three, gave up no hits and allowed one unearned run. He faced eight batters and threw 31 pitches, 19 for strikes.

Bettis, who underwent chemotherapy this spring and summer, has been working out with the Rockies and slowly building himself back into form. He began his comeback with bullpen sessions and then threw a simulated game last week.

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