The Orioles announced Tuesday that they have reinstated infielder Wilson Betemit from the 60-day disabled list and optioned second baseman Ryan Flaherty to Class-A Frederick.
Betemit, 31, is a career .268/.334/.444 hitter in 2325 plate appearances over 10 major league seasons, including a line of .281/.349/.474 in 1757 plate appearances against right-handed pitching. He was placed on the disabled list on March 31 with a right knee ligament sprain. Betemit batted .290/.353/.339 in 17 minor league rehab games with rookie Gulf Coast (five games), Class-A Frederick (four), Double-A Bowie (five) and Triple-A Norfolk (three). He batted .261/.322/.422 with 12 home runs and 40 RBI in 102 games in 2012, including a line of .302/.357/.502 with 11 home runs and 30 RBI in 280 plate appearances against right-handed pitching.
Flaherty, 26, has batted .218/.280/.364 with eight home runs and 20 RBI in 75 games for the Orioles this season.