Found October 07, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
Wilson Betemit has been sidelined since August with a bone bruise and torn cartilage in his right wrist. It was not clear if he would be able to join the Baltimore Orioles should they make the playoffs this season. Well, Baltimore made the postseason and won their Wild Card match-up with the Texas Rangers. Now it seems Betemit may be added to the Division Series roster.

According to Roch Kubatko of MASN, manager Buck Showalter hinted at Betemit rejoining the team. He took full batting practice yesterday and looks ready to go. The team must submit their roster this morning and it will likely be announce in the next couple hours.

Betemit was having a solid year prior to the injury. He hit .261/.322/.422 with 12 home runs in 102 games. He has never been known as a big power threat, but he can hit the occasional home run and get on base. In his career, Betemit is a .268/.334/.444 hitter. He has played for seven different teams, but this is his first year with the Orioles.

The most important thing Betemit brings to the Orioles and Buck Showalter is another option. As the team gets healthier, they have more directions to go. If Betemit is added to the roster, it's not certain how Showalter will use him. He could be another bat coming off the bench, or the Orioles could give him a full test and put him in the field.

Baltimore takes on the New York Yankees today in Baltimore at 6:00 PM EST. The two teams battled for just about the last month of the season for the Division crown without ever being more than a game apart. It took until the final day of the regular season for the Yankees to clinch the American League East.
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