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Chad Bettis returns to the Rockies after battle with cancer

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The Rockies’ right-hander pitched seven shutout innings in his 2017 debut on Monday.

Chad Bettis returns to the Rockies with flair in a commanding outing against Braves - The Denver Post
Chad Bettis made his 2017 debut Monday, pitching seven shutout innings in a 3-0 Rockies win. Patrick Saunders has the full story on Bettis' first big league start since being diagnosed with cancer in November, and how he helped the Rockies snap a three-game losing streak.

Nolan Arenado returns in pinch after hand HBP - MLB.com
After leaving Sunday's game after getting hit by a pitch in the hand, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado not only avoided the disabled list, but returned to action with a pinch hitting appearance Monday. Arenado popped out in the seventh inning, and talked with Thomas Harding about the health of his hand after the game.

Ryan Howard debuts for the Rockies in the minors saying: “Get me to the plate” – The Denver Post
First baseman Ryan Howard, who signed a minor-league deal with the Rockies on Saturday, talked with Nick Groke about his debut at Triple-A Albuquerque and his hopes for the rest of the 2017 season.

Rockies honor Don Baylor at Coors Field - MLB.com
In addition to Bettis' return, Monday marked the Rockies' first home game since the passing of Don Baylor, the team's first manager. The Rockies had a scoreboard tribute and a moment of silence for Baylor prior to the game, and his jersey was hung in the home dugout throughout the contest.

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Ronnie K and Aniello Piro talk to Carlos González, Greg Holland and react to the return of Chad Bettis | Mile High Sports