Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/14/14
Wilson Betemit of the Baltimore Orioles, who suffered a torn PCL in his right knee running to second base in a spring game on March 23, was activated from the disabled list prior to Tuesday's game against the Red Sox. As reported by Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, Betemit  is expected to start against Boston's John Lackey on Wednesday.  Betemit took balls at  third base and first base during team workouts on Tuesday afternoon. For now, he will most likely be used as a designated hitter and bat off the bench.  Orioles' manager Buck Showalter was surprised that Betemit was ready to play, but Betemit had a positive attitude that he'd be back this season. "I was positive all year, positive that I could come back and I'm here," said Betemit, who exited a March 25 Grapefruit League game on a cart and was later diagnosed with a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear in his right knee. "My first time running was a scare. First, I think, 'Well, if you hit a double and have to turn at first base, how am I going to feel?' But I feel good." To make room for Betemit on the roster, the Orioles optioned second baseman Ryan Flaherty to Class A Frederick.  Flaherty played in 75 games this season with the Orioles and batted .218 with 8 home runs and 20 rbi's. In 2012, Betemit batted .261 with 12 home runs and 40 rbi's.  A veteran who has been with seven Major League teams, Betemit is a career .268 hitter with 75 home runs and 283 rbi's in 799 games.
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