8/27/2013 5:30 P.M. ET
Orioles reinstate INF Wilson Betemit from the 60-day DL; INF Ryan Flaherty optioned to Class-A Frederick
By / MLB.com
The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated INF WILSON BETEMIT from the 60-day disabled list and optioned INF RYAN FLAHERTY to Class-A Frederick.
Betemit, 31, is a career .268/.334/.444 hitter in 2325 plate appearances over 10 major league seasons, including a line of .281/.349/.474 in 1757 plate appearances against right-handed pitching. He was placed on the disabled list on March 31 with a right knee ligament sprain. Betemit batted .290/.353/.339 in 17 minor league rehab games with rookie Gulf Coast (five games), Class-A Frederick (four), Double-A Bowie (five) and Triple-A Norfolk (three). He batted .261/.322/.422 with 12 home runs and 40 RBI in 102 games in 2012, including a line of .302/.357/.502 with 11 home runs and 30 RBI in 280 plate appearances against right-handed pitching.
Flaherty, 26, has batted .218/.280/.364 with eight home runs and 20 RBI in 75 games for the Orioles this season.
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