Free agent shortstop Wilson Betemit has tested positive for amphetamines and will serve a 50-game suspension. Betemit last played for the Orioles in 2013 and has also played for the Tigers, Royals, White Sox and Braves. He is a career .267 hitter with 75 home runs and 283 RBI over his 12-year pro career.
Rays infielder Wilson Betemit is showing power at Triple-A Durham. The club has had some trouble with left-handed hitting early in the year. Both Brandon Guyer and Logan Forsythe have had issues in the early going. The team could opt to callup Betemit for help. He's hitting just .239, but he's added seven home runs and a .333 on-base percentage. Betemit's contract contains a July 1 opt-out.
The Rays sent infielder Wilson Betemit outright to Triple-A Durham on Sunday. He batted .259/.353/.333. with four RBI in 27 at-bats this spring.
Rays infielder Wilson Betemit has finally arrived in camp, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Betemit was delayed by visa issues. He said the delay was both frustrating and unexpected. Betemit is working out at the team's complex, and hopes to be ready for games in a couple days.
Rays infielder Wilson Betemit and pitchers Juan Carlos Oviedo and Juan Sandoval still haven't reported to camp due to visa issues, MLB.com reports.