Former Red Raider, Lubbock native Chad Bettis signs deal with Yankees

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DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 16: Relief pitcher Chad Bettis #35 of the Colorado Rockies delivers against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field on September 16, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. Bettis earned the win as the Rockies defeated the Cardinals 6-2. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — Former Texas Tech pitcher Chad Bettis signed a contract with the New York Yankees, the team announced Sunday.

The contract will be a minor league deal, but Bettis will have a chance to crack the big league roster in spring training.

Bettis pitched for the Colorado Rockies for the previous seven seasons. He threw 600 total innings and had a 5.12 ERA.

Bettis was born in Lubbock and went to Monterey High School. He pitched for Texas Tech in 2008 and 2009.

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