Orioles signed INF Wilson Betemit to a two-year contract with a vesting option for 2014.
The terms of the agreement have not been revealed. Betemit, 30, batted .285/.343/.452 with eight home runs and 46 RBI in 359 plate appearances last season between the Royals and Tigers. That’s not bad for a third baseman, but the Orioles are going to use him as their primary designated hitter. It’s an odd move, to say the least.