Wilson Betemit

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Wilson Betemit

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Biographical Information[edit]

Wilson Betemit was signed by scout Rene Francisco for the Atlanta Braves in 1996. He made his pro debut with the GCL Braves the next summer.

Betemit came up briefly at a young age with the Atlanta Braves, and was later traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers where, despite a decent eye and some pop, he didn't live up to expectations. This led to a deadline trade to the New York Yankees in 2007.

Betemit was dealt to the Yankees at the trade deadline in 2007, being exchanged for reliever Scott Proctor. Before the 2009 season, he was traded to the Chicago White Sox for Nick Swisher. He only played 20 games for the Pale Hose, while Swisher became a regular for the Yankees. In 2010, he played for the Kansas City Royals, then was traded to the Detroit Tigers midway through the 2011 season, after the Royals had brought up Mike Moustakas from the minor leagues to be their third baseman of the future. Betemit was the most frequent starter at 3B for the Tigers after his acquisition, hitting .292 with 5 homers in 40 games, but in the ALDS, he went 0 for 8 against the New York Yankees, and gave way to Don Kelly and Brandon Inge in the ALCS.

Betemit signed with the Baltimore Orioles before the 2012 season, already his 7th major league organization as he only turned 30.

Betemit was a coach for DSL Royals 1 in 2018-2019.

Note: On some sites, notably mlb.com and espn.com, Wilson Betemit's age is listed wrong. B-Ref has it right. Betemit went through reverse age-gate back in 2000. See: [1] for details.

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