The Baltimore Orioles have signed Wilson Betemit to a two-year contract with a pending option, according to Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun. Betemit is an infielder who will most likely see action as a DH. Betemit has primarily played at third base and shortstop.
Betemit is a career .269 hitter and is 30 years old. Betemit is not a power hitter, in nine major league seasons he only has 63 home runs. He will provide depth for the Orioles who who lack a stable DH.
Here is Encina’s tweet detailing the deal.
Wilson Betemit’s deal is worth $3 million over 2 years, could grow to $6 million w/ 2014 vesting option based on perf. incentives. #Orioles
— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) January 24, 2012