Betemit's wrist injury may end his season

Betemit's wrist injury may end his season

Betemit's wrist injury may end his season
OAKLAND -- Orioles infielder/designated hitter Wilson Betemit is likely done for the year after reaggravating a right wrist injury prior to Friday's game in Oakland.

"I am really frustrated," said Betemit, who returned from the disabled list Sept. 1 after missing 2 1/2 weeks with a right wrist injury. "I come back from the DL, and I try to contribute to the team, but that happens.

"It's frustrating. Everything is going good for us, and this happens to me. We'll see what happens. I am going to Sarasota, [Fla.], and we'll see Monday [what] they tell me."

Betemit said he hit in the cages as usual on Friday afternoon and his wrist was pretty sore. After the first round of outdoor pregame batting practice, he started experiencing discomfort in his wrist, the same kind of symptoms he had experienced before.

"He's really down," manager Buck Showalter said of Betemit, who was unavailable off the bench in the Orioles' 3-2 loss to the A's. "He battled his way back and is a big part of what we've done here. But I don't like our prospects of getting him back."

Betemit hit .261 with a .332 on-base percentage and a .422 slugging percentage in 102 games and will fly to the team's spring home on Sunday and see a hand specialist for further examination on Monday.

Asked if he might have had his final at-bat this season for the Orioles, Betemit said, "I don't know. I'll have to wait for what they tell me Monday, what I have to do and what they are going to do for me."