Orioles' Betemit out 6-8 weeks

Associated Press  |  Last updated March 26, 2013
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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