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Yuniesky Betancourt expects to have a major league deal soon

Dec 26, 2012, 8:30 AM EDT

Yuniesky Betancourt AP

The U.S. unemployment rate is still pushing 8%, but Yuniesky Betancourt does not believe he will be unemployed for long. His agent spoke to MLB Trade Rumors:

“I can assure you that Yuni will be signing a Major League contract. Currently, there are four teams we are in conversations with and we expect to be finalizing a deal shortly after the holidays.”

Betancourt landing more than a minor league deal with a camp invite despite hitting a mere .228/.256/.400 with seven homers last season is evidence of just how thin things are at shortstop around baseball.

  1. nategearhart - Dec 26, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    In related news, I also expect to have a major league deal soon. It’s what I asked for this Christmas.

    • kiwicricket - Dec 26, 2012 at 11:19 AM

      Only if you are well below average at hitting an atrocious base-runner and horrific in the field…..Oh wait…stay by your phone, Sir.

  2. tdbj89 - Dec 26, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    he can come play for the astros

  3. cowboysoldiertx - Dec 26, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Plenty of Beer leagues need players!

  4. pisano - Dec 26, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    I’m surprised he’s not on the Red Sox radar, everyone else is.

  5. fuddpucker - Dec 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    I can’t see him playing in the majors again. Yuni was such a bad player and a very negative cancer on KC last year that they, yes KC, dumped him mid-season.

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