Yuniesky Betancourt 1B MIL May 05 '79
Yuniesky Betancourt went 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored in a loss to the Padres on Thursday.
Betancourt connected for a solo homer in the bottom of the fourth inning and later added an RBI single in the seventh. It was a rare big day for the 31-year-old, who entered Thursday's action with just 12 hits over his last 91 at-bats dating back to the start of June. Even a Yuni finds a nut every once in a while.
Yuniesky Betancourt 1B MIL Mar 16 '79
Yuniesky Betancourt delivered a walk-off double in the 10th inning as the Brewers beat the A's 4-3 on Tuesday.
The at-bat was Betancourt's only official AB of the game, as he entered as pinch-hitter and walked in the ninth inning before the game-winning double in the 10th. Betancourt's playing time has been threatened recently with the team's acquisition of Juan Francisco, so Tuesday may have been a bit of a statement by the veteran. Still, after his hot start, Betancourt has returned to fantasy irrelevance in recent weeks.
Yuniesky Betancourt 1B MIL Mar 08 '79
Batting cleanup, Yuniesky Betancourt singled in four at-bats against the Twins Monday.
Milwaukee fielded a skeleton-crew lineup on Memorial Day afternoon, which gifted baseball fans everywhere with Yuni in the No. 4 hole (to be fair, Betancourt has reached base in 40% of his 24 plate appearances batting cleanup this season -- perhaps Ron Roenicke is a soothsayer). Betancourt had a solid opening month to the season, but has reverted back to his old ways in May, hitting .183 with three extra-base hits in 82 at-bats. He sits at .232/.264/.409 on the year.
Yuniesky Betancourt 1B MIL Feb 16 '79
Yuniesky Betancourt slugged his eighth home run of the season in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Rangers.
Yuni's two-run shot capped off a five-run first inning against Texas starter Justin Grimm. Betancourt, 31, is never going to be a complete baseball player, but he does possess some pop and is worthy of a roster spot in standard fantasy leagues when he is getting regular playing time and swinging the bat with authority. Both of those things are happening right now.
Yuniesky Betancourt 1B MIL Feb 09 '79
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Wednesday that Yuniesky Betancourt will be the club's regular first baseman when Aramis Ramirez (knee) is activated from the disabled list Friday.
In turn, Alex Gonzalez will function as a utility infielder. The decision doesn't come as a big surprise, as Betancourt is off to a surprisingly hot start. We don't expect it to last, but he should be owned in deeper mixed leagues until Corey Hart (knee) is ready to return.
Yuniesky Betancourt 1B MIL Feb 05 '79
Yuniesky Betancourt will make his first career start out of the cleanup spot in the lineup on Saturday against the Dodgers.
Betancourt has been on a tear over the past two weeks, and owns a .277/.300/.523 line on the season, while being second on the team with four homers and 16 RBI. While there's no way he can maintain this pace, he could be worth an add in deeper mixed leagues while he's getting regular at-bats.
Yuniesky Betancourt 1B MIL Feb 01 '79
Yuniesky Betancourt ripped a three-run homer in Monday's 7-1 win over the Padres.
Ryan Braun took Jason Marquis deep first with a two-run shot, and Betancourt provided the exclamation point with the three-run bomb. Yuni is batting just .245 so far this month for the Brew Crew, but it's come along with a surprising three homers and 12 RBI. He obviously has his warts but is worth using in NL-only formats.
Yuniesky Betancourt 1B MIL Jan 06 '79
Yuniesky Betancourt had a big day Thursday in his first game back in a Brewers uniform, going 3-for-4 with a double and two-run homer against the Rockies.
Between his work with the Phillies and now with the Brew Crew, Yuni has batted a blistering .471 with 16 RBI this spring. He'll function as the backup middle infielder.
Yuniesky Betancourt 1B MIL Jan 05 '79
Brewers signed INF Yuniesky Betancourt to a one-year contract.
Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that he could earn a total of $1.4 million, including incentives. The 30-year-old batted just .228/.256/.400 with seven homers and 36 RBI in 57 games last season for the Royals and will serve as a utility infielder for Milwaukee.
Yuniesky Betancourt 1B MIL Jan 04 '79
Justin Bopp of SB Nation reports that the Brewers have signed infielder Yuniesky Betancourt.
The deal was announced as a major league deal by Betancourt's agents, though it hasn't been confirmed by the team. Betancourt was released by the Phillies over the weekend after batting .447 (21-for-47) with one home run and 14 RBI this spring. He'll presumably function as a utility infielder.