The Rockies have placed 38-year old righty closer Rafael Betancourt on the 15-day disabled list with an appendicitis. He has pitched in 28 games (0 starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 2-3 with 15 saves, a 3.16 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. 25-year old lefty reliever Rex Brothers will replace Betancourt as the closer until he’s ready to return to action. Brothers has pitched in 44 games (0 starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 2-0 with 4 saves, a 1.11 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. The Rockies have called up 29-year old righty reliever Mitchell Boggs to replace Betancourt in the pen. Boggs pitched in 4 games (0 starts) in AA-ball for the Rockies after they acquired him from the Cardinals and he was 0-0 with 1 save, a 1.50 ERA and a 0.33 WHIP.