Wilson Betemit DH TB 1 year ago

Betemit has been suspended for 50-games without pay for testing positive for Amphetamine, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Betemit hasn't played in the major leagues since 2013, when he appeared in six games with the Orioles. The veteran spent all of 2014 in Triple-A, batting just .217/.298/.396 with 18 home runs and 50 RBI. He will miss the first 50 games of the season without pay, at which point he will be able to return to the Rays organization.

Wilson Betemit DH TB 2 years ago

Rays sent INF Wilson Betemit outright to Triple-A Durham.

The 32-year-old infielder wasn't able to secure a spot on the Opening Day roster, but has accepted an assignment to Triple-A and will function as additional depth for the Rays. He hit .259/.353/.333 with four RBI in 27 Grapefruit League at-bats.

Wilson Betemit DH TB 2 years ago

Wilson Betemit is expected to make his Grapefruit League debut on Saturday.

The veteran infielder had his arrival to camp delayed for a few weeks due to visa issues. He's listed on manager Joe Maddon's lineup card for Saturday, meaning he'll likely see some game action. He's competing for a spot on the Rays bench.

Wilson Betemit DH TB 2 years ago

Wilson Betemit finally arrived at Rays camp Thursday.

Betemit was a couple weeks late due to a problem with his work visa. He kept in playing shape at the Rays' Dominican academy and told reporters that he should be ready for Grapefruit League action within a few days. The veteran infielder still has a decent shot at an Opening Day roster spot.

Wilson Betemit DH TB 2 years ago

Wilson Betemit has yet to report to Rays' camp due to visa issues.

Relievers Juan Carlos Oviedo and Juan Sandoval are also absent due to visa problems. As long as the situation doesn't take too long to be resolved, Betemit will have time to get his work in and still be a good bet to crack the Opening Day roster.

Wilson Betemit DH TB 2 years ago

Rays signed INF Wilson Betemit to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Betemit was limited to just 10 plate appearances last season due to a knee injury. The switch-hitter could potentially platoon with Matt Joyce in the designated hitter spot, though Betemit has always hit right-handers (.819 OPS) much better than left-handers (.636 OPS). At the very least, he'll be another movable piece for manager Joe Maddon.

Wilson Betemit DH TB 3 years ago

Orioles released INF Wilson Betemit.

Betemit was designated for assignment early last week so that the Orioles could clear a 40-man roster spot for Henry Urrutia. Betemit played in just six games this year due to a knee injury. He is now a free agent.

Wilson Betemit DH TB 3 years ago

Orioles designated INF Wilson Betemit for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Henry Urrutia for assignment. Betemit has seen sporadic playing time since returning from a knee injury in late August, going 0-for-10 with three strikeouts in six games.

Wilson Betemit DH TB 3 years ago

Wilson Betemit went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Saturday's loss to the Yankees.

Betemit is now 0-for-8 with two strikeouts since returning from his season-long knee injury. He still figures to get some at-bats out of the DH spot against right-handers, but the addition of Mike Morse could have an impact on his playing time.

Wilson Betemit DH TB 3 years ago

Orioles activated INF Wilson Betemit from the 60-day disabled list.

Betemit will be available off Orioles' bench Tuesday for the first time this season. The 31-year-old is still recovering from a major knee injury and will be limited to DH and pinch-hitting duties initially.