Orioles Sign Infielder Wilson Betemit

The Orioles have signed infielder Wilson Betemit to a one year deal, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun.

Betemit, 30, has a career .269/.336/,448 batting line over nine seasons with the Braves, Dodgers, Yankees, White Sox, Royals, and Tigers. Last season with the Tigers and Royals, Betemit posted a .285/.343/452 batting line with a .381 BABIP and a .340 wOBA.

Betemit can play multiple positions but  is not known for his glove. A majority of the games he played in last season were at third base. He will also provide the Orioles with another bat off the bench and could also factor into the DH spot. This signing could also be a sign that Brian Roberts is not going to be ready for the start of the season. That would make Andino the most likely second base candidate, meaning Betemit could help take over the utility role along with Matt  Antonelli and possibly Rule 5 pick Ryan Flaherty.

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