LOS ANGELES — Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis abruptly left Sunday’s game against the Dodgers in the top of the fourth inning. The club said the right-hander has a “hot spot” on the middle finger of his pitching hand.

It’s a situation Bettis has been dealing with since the middle of May when the finger flared up during a start against the Dodgers here on May 22.

Bettis was scheduled to bat and was taking swings in the on-deck circle before he left the field and headed to the visitors clubhouse.

He was pitching reasonably well at the time of his departure, giving up two runs on two hits with two strikeouts and no walks. Bettis threw 58 pitches over three innings.

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