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07:11 AM ET 08.19 | What might be considered by many outside the organization to be an obvious solution may not be within it. The impending return of switch-hitter Wilson Betemit from the injury he suffered in spring training does not preclude the Orioles from adding a designated hitter within the next two weeks, according to the club's top executive. "We have Wilson in our organization. If he is ready, and he can help us, we would put him on our ballclub, but he's not quite ready yet. He's getting closer, but he's been out for a long time," Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Sunday. "We want to find another hitter. We have been looking at this issue for a while, and we want to find a solution for DH. [Betemit] can certainly be a solution. He is a good hitter, but he needs some at-bats."

The Baltimore Sun

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August 19, 2013  09:19 AM ET

They can have Luke Scott. The guy is worthless and a waste of a roster spot.

August 19, 2013  09:20 AM ET
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Manny is available...

If I was drinking milk... it would have come out my nose.......

August 19, 2013  09:26 AM ET

Michael Morse of the M's would be a good choice.

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August 19, 2013  01:35 PM ET

Betemit would be a 'Solution' at DH only until they've figured out they got a Big problem at DH - and that could be very quickly in this case.

Agree with Toady - maybe Morse just needs a change of scenery... He was on his way up a couple of years ago.

August 19, 2013  01:37 PM ET

Go Birds!!

August 19, 2013  03:38 PM ET

I hear A-Rod would be available for a bucket of practice balls. He'd make a great DH for you....

 
August 19, 2013  04:21 PM ET

I don't understand why they didn't address this before the season, or at least by the trade deadline. They entered the season with Steve Pearce as the DH, seriously awful.

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