|Birth Day:||April 26, 1989|
|Birth Place:||Lubbock, United States|
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He played college baseball at Texas Tech University before signing with the Rockies in 2007.
Bettis attended Monterey High School in Lubbock, Texas. Playing for the school's baseball team, Bettis was named to the all-region team before his senior season. He was drafted by the Houston Astros in the eighth round of the 2007 MLB Draft, but did not sign. He attended Texas Tech University, where he played college baseball for the Texas Tech Red Raiders baseball team. In 2008, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
Bettis missed the 2012 season due to a shoulder injury. Prior to the 2013 season, MLB named him the fourth best prospect in the Rockies system. He was promoted to the major leagues to make his debut on August 1, 2013. He allowed five runs in five innings, taking the loss. He struck out just one batter and issued five walks.
The Rockies transitioned Bettis into a relief pitcher in 2014. Bettis struggled with an ERA of 9.12 in 21 games before being demoted to the minors. With the Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League, Bettis returned to the starting rotation on August 4, 2014. Bettis came to spring training in 2015 prepared to pitch as a starter, and was optioned to the minor leagues.
Bettis spent the entire 2016 season in the Rockies' starting rotation, pitching to a 4.79 ERA in 189 innings pitched. In early December 2016, Bettis was diagnosed with testicular cancer. After undergoing surgery to remove a testicle, he expected to make a full recovery during the offseason. In March 2017, he revealed that the cancer spread, and required chemotherapy.
On August 14, 2017, Bettis made his first appearance in the majors since being diagnosed with cancer, pitching against the Atlanta Braves. He pitched 7 scoreless innings, struck out two, and gave up 6 hits. He was placed on the disabled list on July 3, 2018, with a blister injury.
Bettis and his wife, Kristina, had a daughter in April 2017.
In 2019, Bettis struggled to begin the season before being moved to the bullpen. He ended the season with a 1-6 record in 39 games. On October 30, 2019, Bettis was outrighted off the Rockies roster and elected free agency.
On February 16, 2020, Bettis signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees that included an invitation to Spring Training.
On June 25, 2020, Bettis announced his retirement from professional baseball.
Currently, Chad Bettis is 34 years, 1 months and 3 days old. Chad Bettis will celebrate 35th birthday on a Friday 26th of April 2024.
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