Rockies offer arbitration to Betancourt, Marquis
DENVER – The Colorado Rockies have offered salary arbitration to free agent right-handed pitchers Rafael Betancourt and Jason Marquis.
They declined to offer arbitration to left-handed pitcher Joe Beimel and catcher Yorvit Torrealba.
If Betancourt and Marquis decline the offers and sign with other teams, the Rockies would receive compensatory draft selections for the June draft.
Betancourt went 3-1 with a 1.78 ERA in 32 appearances for the Rockies last season.
Marquis was 15-13 with a 4.04 ERA in 33 starts and made the National League All-Star team. He fizzled down the stretch and wasn’t part of the Rockies’ postseason starting rotation.
Beimel went 0-1 with a 4.02 ERA in 26 games for Colorado last season. Torrealba hit .291 in 2009.
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