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Baltimore Orioles infielder Wilson Betemit estimates he'll be out for six to eight weeks because of a tear in his right knee.
Betemit was hurt Monday while running the bases in an exhibition game and had an MRI. He was diagnosed with a tear of the posterior cruciate ligament.
Betemit said Tuesday that he's glad he won't need surgery.
The 31-year-old Betemit hit .261 with 12 home runs and 40 RBIs last season with Baltimore. He played third base, first base and the outfield, and also was a designated hitter.
Betemit has played for Atlanta, the Dodgers, the Yankees, the White Sox, Kansas City and Detroit.
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Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Wilson Betemit suffered a sprained ligament in his right knee in the fifth inning of Monday's game with Boston.
The 31-year-old Betemit, who was the Orioles' regular third baseman until the recall of Manny Machado last August, was on first base and running on the pitch when Machado flied to left. He collapsed near second base and was carted...
Baltimore Orioles utility player Wilson Betemit collapsed
yesterday during an exhibition contest with what was initially described as a
knee injury. The O’s have since announced that Betemit has suffered a Grade 2/3
posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear and “associated injuries,” according to
Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports.
Betemit sustained the injury while running...
People questioned him. People in the game, people with the Orioles, even people in the media privately wondered what the heck was wrong with Brian Roberts.
How come the second baseman was taking so long to recover from post-concussion symptoms? When was he going to play again? Did he even want to play anymore?
Roberts heard the whispers. And for 13 months as he struggled to get...
The Baltimore Orioles were dealt a major blow yesterday when Wilson Betemit went down with a torn PCL. However, they got a bit of good news. Nick Markakis is scheduled to play in his first spring game since March 1st.
Markakis has been sidelined with a herniated disc in his neck. He has been cleared to play in games now says Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com. As long as Markakis...
Adam Jones hit his first two home runs of the spring, J.J. Hardy homered and drove in four and Wilson Betemit also had RBIs before leaving with a knee injury as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 12-9 Monday.
Jones, who missed more than two weeks of spring training while playing in the World Baseball Classic, was 1 for 19 before his first home run. He also singled.
Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jair Jurrjens left his start on Wednesday after being hit by a line drive in the second inning.
Jurrjens signed a minor league deal with the Orioles this winter. He was already pegged from Triple-A Norfolk before the liner off the bat of Thomas Neal hit his lower back.
The Orioles are hoping that Jurrjens will provide depth to the back-end of their rotation...
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Jason Hammel is set to start the Baltimore Orioles' opener at Tampa Bay.
Hammel, who threw five innings in a minor league game Wednesday, is scheduled to start against the Rays' David Price on Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Fla.
''We look it at as one of the five starters. He will be the first guy of the season,'' manager Buck Showalter said.
Hammel was 8-6...
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens was hit by a line drive and left Wednesday night's game against the Yankees because of a bruised right rib.
In the second inning, New York's Thomas Neal lined a ball off Jurrjens and he fell to the mound. Jurrjens was replaced by Tommy Hunter, who finished the inning.
Jurrjens, a 2011 NL All-Star with Atlanta, signed a minor...
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Bill Hall, 3B (Angels, Free Agent)
Joe Mahoney, 1B (Marlins, Waivers)
Jhondaniel Medina, RHP (Pirates, Trade)
Omar Quintanilla, SS (Mets, Free Agent)
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For the first time since 1997, the Baltimore Orioles are coming off a year that calls for an encore.
After a run of 14 straight losing seasons, the Orioles went 93-69 in 2012 and beat the then-defending AL champion Texas Rangers in the wild-card game. Baltimore then took the New York Yankees to the maximum five games before falling in the division series.
Now it's time for...