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Betemit hoping to establish himself as regular with Orioles
Betemit hoping to establish himself as regular with Orioles

The first thing you notice about Wilson Betemit as he talks about his career is that there is no bitterness in his voice, no spite toward previous organizations for a perceived lack of opportunities. No, Betemit, the 30-year-old switch-hitter the Orioles signed to a two-year deal this past offseason to be their primary designated hitter and pinch-hitter, truly seems happy to be in the game. "It would be frustrating if I didn't play no more, and I'd be at home," said Betemit, who is with his seventh major league club in his 10th season. "But right now, the opportunity is to play baseball. I am here, and I think we have the team to win. Give it a chance." ...

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