Orioles sign infielder Wilson Betemit

Updated: January 24, 2012, 3:41 PM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Infielder Wilson Betemit and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a two-year, $3.25 million contract.

The Orioles announced the deal with the free agent Tuesday and say it includes a vesting option for 2014.

Betemit will receive a $500,000 signing bonus and earn $1 million this season and $1.75 million in 2013. A $3.2 million option for 2014 becomes guaranteed if he has a combined 700 plate appearances over the first two seasons.

The switch-hitting Betemit ...

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