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Wilson Betemit diagnosed with PCL tear in right knee

Mar 25, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Eddie A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun passes along word that Betemit was diagnosed with a Grade 2/3 PCL tear with “associated injuries.” No word yet on how long he’ll be sidelined, but it doesn’t sound promising.

4:01 PM: The spring has gone on way too long, people. From CSNBaltimore.com:

Orioles designated hitter Wilson Betemit suffered a sprained right knee ligament injury in the fifth inning of Monday’s game with the Boston Red Sox.

The play occurred when Betemit was running the bases. He took off from first as Manny Machado flied to left field. Betemit attempted to retreat to first and then collapsed near second base. Before he went down Betemit had hit a three-run homer and had a sac-fly RBI.

The O’s will reevaluate him tomorrow.

  1. chill1184 - Mar 25, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Ouch

  2. psuravens19 - Mar 25, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    I thought injuries only happened during the WBC

    • professormaddog31 - Mar 25, 2013 at 4:53 PM

      He’s probably wearing a Team [fill in the blank here] WBC t-shirt under his uni and therefore he’s jinxed.

  3. jerze2387 - Mar 25, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Good thing they still have Canzler. now we may get to see what he can do on a big league roster.

    • proudlycanadian - Mar 25, 2013 at 7:50 PM

      Canzler was sent to Triple A today.

      • Kevin Gillman - Mar 25, 2013 at 10:16 PM

        Due to an injury, they can call him up before the season starts. The same thing happened in 2005 when the Indians put Juan Gonzales on the DL the day before the season started, and who did they call up? Grady Sizemore. Grady was sent to AAA the day before. So yeah, Canzler should be called up.

  4. tdravens - Mar 25, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    What the hell is the Baltimore Post?

  5. Mark - Mar 26, 2013 at 7:00 AM

    Shame about Betemit. He’s a very underrated hitter and part of the team. With an OPS vs RHP of 859, 865 and 873 over the past 3 years, he’s not going to be easy to replace.

  6. mathieug79 - Mar 26, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    This was really disgusting, He lost his balance while running the bases, and you could see his Knee bent the wrong way. Get better soon Betemit!

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