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YankeeFan28
11-11-2009, 07:43 PM
Veteran utility player Wilson Betemit is expected to sign a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals, one major league source told FOXSports.com.

Betemit spent part of the 2009 season with the White Sox, after the Yankees included him in the Nick Swisher trade. But he batted only .200 in 20 games and didn't play in the majors after June 2. Then he went to Class AAA and hit .241.

Betemit, a switch hitter, has primarily played third base in the major leagues but has experience at all four infield positions. The Royals could view him as a low-cost alternative to the versatile Mark Teahen, who was traded to the White Sox last week.

Royals general manager Dayton Moore is familiar with Betemit, 28, from their time together with the Atlanta Braves. Betemit had his best seasons with the Braves in 2005 and 2006. http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/10353396/Wednesday%27s-buzz-from-the-GM-meetings

bootleg42
11-12-2009, 05:10 PM
Another mediocre signing by the Royals. This team will never go anywhere. I feel bad for any Royals fan.

nsadoru2
11-12-2009, 06:01 PM
I thought we were trying to upgrade our defense. Plus his hitting and OBP is a joke. DM I'm losing my patience with you. Non-Tender Jacobs, Bale, and any other dead weight and use that money to sign Dye, or Guerrero.

AlexGordon4
11-15-2009, 03:22 AM
What does it matter its just a minor league contract