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07:19 AM ET 08.23 | Nearing midnight, the scene felt like an ending of sorts. At 11:20 p.m. in a nearly vacant visiting clubhouse, manager Walt Weiss hugged Rafael Betancourt, thanking him for his effort. Several teammates quietly patted him on the back. The gravity of the moment was powerful, reflecting the concern about Betancourt's right elbow injury. An initial evaluation by the Rockies trainer Keith Dugger suggested that there is a possible ulnar collateral ligament tear which would end the highly-respected veteran's season and possibly his career. Betancourt, 38, will undergo an MRI on Monday. "It's not good. It's very sore right now. I have gone through a lot of pain throughout my whole career, but this is completely different," Betancourt told The Denver Post. "I could not throw another pitch."

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August 23, 2013  10:05 AM ET

Only in America can a 38 year old pitcher with a career 500 record still be making millions in baseball.

August 23, 2013  12:02 PM ET

Just sent SI an e-mail..... contents follow.....

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