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Colorado Rockies Acquire Indians Rafael Betancourt

The Colorado Rockies have acquired Rafael Betancourt from the Cleveland Indians for Class-A pitcher Connor Graham, this according to Tony Renck of The Denver Post.

Earlier today it was reported by that the Rockies were close to making a deal for a right-handed reliever, and now we have our answer.

Betancourt has spent all seven of his major league seasons with the Indians, and this year he is 1-2 with a 3.52 ERA in 30.2 innings pitched.

Graham is a six-foot-six right-handed starter who is 7-4 on the year with a 3.14 ERA in 16 games started for Class-A Modesto. John Sickels of Minor League Ball has Graham rated as the Rockies fifth best prospect, and he says he has "Excellent Potential, but walk rate is too high."

This is a nice pickup for the Rockies. They get a reliever in Betancourt who can help their major league team today, and give up a young pitcher who likely doesn't figure to factor into the picture for at least three or four years.