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Wilson Betemit to begin rehab assignment and other Orioles pregame notes
Wilson Betemit to begin rehab assignment and other Orioles pregame notes

Infielder Wilson Betemit (knee) will begin a rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League on Tuesday, manager Buck Showalter said before Thursday’s game between the Orioles and Astros. He hasn’t played since suffering a Grade 2/3 tear of his PCL in spring training. “Probably going to kind of test drive it a little bit just to make sure everything’s all right before we take him to a little faster level,” Showalter said. Betemit was the leading candidate to be the Orioles’ designated hitter against right-handers this season after batting .302/.357/.502 in 255 at-bats against righties in 2012. His injury was originally expected to keep him out only six...

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