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September 18, 2013

Transaction Analysis

McDonald's Grimace

by Mark Anderson and R.J. Anderson


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Designated INF-S Wilson Betemit for assignment. [9/16]

Betemit, who needed 342 plate appearances for his $3.2 million option to vest, instead finished with 10 thanks to a knee injury and a short leash. A nominal switch-hitter, Betemit's positive offensive value stems from his work against right-handed pitchers, as he's hit .297/.355/.492 against them since 2011. Lefties find him harmless, which should prompt his next manager to micromanage his usage. Likewise, Betemit is more limited defensively than his experience at the infield corners suggest. Even so, don't be surprised if a team brings him in as a platoon DH or pinch-hitter. Betemit can add value to a team, just not as much as his profile suggests. - R.J. Anderson

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