WILSON BETEMIT NEWS

Rays send infielder Wilson Betemit to Triple-A

Veteran infielder Wilson Betemit was unable to land a spot on the bench of the Tampa Bay Rays but has opted to stay around the organization accepting a assignment to Triple-A. Betemit, 32, hit .259/.353/.333 with four RBI in 27 games this spring. He will provide the Rays with valuable depth at the minor league level and will almost certainly see action at the major league level at...
Via Tireball.com
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays sign Betemit, 4 others to minor league deals

Veteran infielder Wilson Betemit is among five players agreeing to minor contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays. The team said Thursday that Betemit, outfielders Justin Christian and Jeremy Moore, catcher Eddy Rodriguez and right-handed pitcher Juan Sandoval also received invitations to major league spring training. The 32-year-old Betemit is a .267 career hitter who has played parts...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays sign Wilson Betemit, four others to minor-league deals

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Veteran infielder Wilson Betemit is among five players agreeing to minor contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays. The team said Thursday that Betemit, outfielders Justin Christian and Jeremy Moore, catcher Eddy Rodriguez and right-handed pitcher Juan Sandoval also received invitations to major league spring training. The 32-year-old Betemit is a .267 career...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays' sign infielder Wilson Betemit to minor league deal

The Tampa Bay Rays won 92 games last season and advanced to the ALDS before losing in four games to end their season.  Despite a successful year, the Rays have been looking to fill holes and upgrade their bench. The latest move could help against right handed pitching and in the infield.  Wilson Betemit, who was limited to ten plate appearances last season due to injury, has been...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilson Betemit lands minor league deal with Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays have signed infielder Wilson Betemit to a minor league deal. Betemit will also receive an invitation according to reports first circulated by CBS’ Jon Heyman. Last season Betemit made only 10 trips to the plate while dealing with knee issues. Tampa Bay loves interchangeable pieces and Betemit would certainly fill that role if he makes the team.
Via Tireball.com
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB 2014: Best Available Free Agents

Full squads are due to report on February 25th and there is still plenty of value available in the free agent market. Let’s take a look at the ten best available free agents as we close in on the beginning of spring training. Tommy Hanson, RHP Hanson showed much promise early in his career but his ERA has been above league average the past two seasons. In 2013 his FIP was a 4.65...
Via Behind in the Count
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumor: Indians interested in free agent Wilson Betemit

The Cleveland Indians are among teams showing interest in free agent third baseman Wilson Betemit, who played most recently with the Baltimore Orioles. Comcast Sportsnet Baltimore’s Rich Dubroff reports the Indians and Atlanta Braves are interested in the 32-year-old versatile infielder. All offseason, the Indians have been involved in a variety of rumors and news stories at the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles' Wilson Betemit activated from disabled list

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...
Via MLB Injury News
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles' Betemit out 6-8 weeks

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...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles’ Wilson Betemit suffers PCL tear

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...
Via MLB Injury News
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Betemit suffers sprained knee ligament

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...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles 12, Red Sox 9

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. Hardy...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Betemit suffers sprained ligament to right knee

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...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles 6, Pirates 5

Brian Roberts had three hits and a home run, and Nolan Reimold and Wilson Betemit hit consecutive home runs Friday to lead the Baltimore Orioles over a Pittsburgh Pirates' split squad 6-5. Gaby Sanchez homered twice for the Pirates. Limited by concussions, back surgery and hip surgery to 115 games during the past three seasons, Roberts hasn't hit a regular-season home run...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Six MLB players who should be full-time DHs

Last night on Twitter, Dave Cameron responded to a statement made by Michael Morse that he was vehemently against being used in the designated hitter role: "My suggestion to all these guys that don't want to DH - Don't suck at fielding, then." That quote leads to today's post which is: Six fielders who should be DHs. Why six? Who knows. All posts in the last...
Via The Flagrant Fan
January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Can the Combo of Danny Valencia and Wilson Betemit Be the Answer at DH for the Baltimore Orioles?

The Baltimore Orioles and Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette have been the recipients of a lot of criticism from fans and the media, including myself, this offseason due to their inability to add the big bat in the middle of the order that Baltimore desperately needs. With the calendar turning over to 2013, and pitchers and catchers reporting in just over a month, it is safe to assume...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Better Know a 2012 Oriole: Wilson Betemit

In part ten of my (hopefully) 52 part series, Better Know a 2012 Oriole, I take a look at Wilson Betemit... the fightin' ineffective switch-hitter! "'When the Orioles signed Wilson Betemit to a two-year contract, it was initially a little confusing. Multiple years for a part-time player? But the price was low enough ($3.25 M total), and Betemit's adequate production...
Via Camden Crazies
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles Injury News: Jason Hammel, Wilson Betemit

While the Baltimore Orioles weren’t able to take Game One of their American League Division Series matchup against the New York Yankees, they did receive a strong effort from starting pitcher Jason Hammel, who’s returning from a knee injury. Hammel rejoined the Orioles to take the ball in Game One of the ALDS. The right-hander allowed two runs on four hits and four walks...
Via MLB Injury News
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles Injury News: Wilson Betemit May be Available

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...
Via MLB Injury News
October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles Injury News: Steve Johnson, Jason Hammel, Wilson Betemit

The Baltimore Orioles have announced their starter for their one-game Wild Card playoff against the Texas Rangers, and it’s not going to be Jason Hammel or Steve Johnson. While the Orioles have instead decided to hand the ball to veteran left-hander Joe Saunders, Hammel and Johnson could figure into the team’s playoff equation if they’re able to advance beyond Texas. ...
Via MLB Injury News
October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Manny Machado's Contributions

I look at how much Manny Machado has contributed to the O's, relative to the alternatives, over at CamdenDepot: Despite his top prospect status, I don't think the expectations for what Manny Machado would do in an Orioles' uniform this season were all that high. With Wilson Betemit on the DL though, the team need a third-baseman and decided to call up the...
Via Camden Crazies
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles activated Betemit from DL, call up three others

The Baltimore Orioles activated infielder Wilson Betemit from the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Xavier Avery, catcher Luis Exposito and infielder Steve Tolleson from Class AAA Norfolk, the club announced Saturday. Betemit was on the DL since Aug. 12 with a right wrist injury. He is hitting .264 with 12 home runs and 37 RBI in 97 games for the Orioles this season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles put Betemit on DL

The Baltimore Orioles placed infielder Wilson Betemit on the 15-days disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 12, because of a right wrist injury, the team announced Thursday. Betemit is batting .264 with 12 home runs in 97 games for the Orioles this season. The Orioles also recalled infielder Joe Mahoney from Triple-A Norfolk. Mahoney went 0-for-3 in his only game with the Orioles this season.
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Betemit on the DL...

It looks like Wilson Betemit is going on the DL due to his sore wrist. From the Baltimore Orioles: *** Orioles recall INF Joe Mahoney from Triple-A Norfolk, place INF Wilson Betemit on 15-day disabled list The Orioles today announced that they have recalled INF JOE MAHONEY from Triple-A Norfolk and placed INF WILSON BETEMIT on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 12...
Via Oriole Post
August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles INF Betemit placed on DL

Infielder Wilson Betemit has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Baltimore Orioles with a wrist injury. Betemit has torn cartilage in his right wrist, and an MRI also revealed ''a pretty significant bone bruise,'' according to Orioles manager Buck Showalter. The move, announced Thursday, is retroactive to Aug. 12. Showalter expects Betemit to return Aug...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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