Betemit likely done for the year
Orioles infielder/designated hitter Wilson Betemit is likely done for the year after reaggravating a right wrist injury prior to Friday’s game in Oakland.
“I am really frustrated,” said Betemit, who returned from the disabled list Sept. 1 after missing two-and-a-half weeks with a right wrist injury. “I come back from the DL and I try to contribute to the team, but that happens.
“It’s frustrating. Everything is going good for us and this happens to me. We’ll see what happens. I am going to Sarasota [Fla.] and we’ll see Monday [what] they tell me.
Betemit said he hit in the cages as usual on Friday afternoon and his wrist was pretty sore. After the first round of outdoor pregame batting practice he started experiencing discomfort in his wrist, the same kind of symptoms he had experienced before.
“He’s really down,” manager Buck Showalter said of Betemit, who was unavailable off the bench in the Orioles’ 3-2 loss. “He battled his way back and is a big part of what we’ve done here. But I don’t like our prospects of getting him back.”
Betemit hit .261/.332/.422 in 102 games and will fly to the team’s spring home in Sarasota on Sunday and see a hand specialist for further examination on Monday.
Asked if he might have had his final at-bat this season for the Orioles, Betemit said: “I don’t know. I’ll have to wait for what they tell me Monday, what I have to do and what they are going to do for me.”