Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:02:53 -0800
Updating a previous report, the deal between the Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese League and INF Yuniesky Betancourt is for one year. Financial details of the contract are undisclosed.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:19:45 -0800
Free-agent SS Yuniesky Betancourt (Brewers) has agreed to a deal with the Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese League.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:02:10 -0800
Free-agent SS Yuniesky Betancourt (Brewers) is less than a week away from making a decision where he will sign, according to a source. Multiple teams have been interested.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 18:58:54 -0800
Free-agent SS Yuniesky Betancourt (Brewers) is drawing interest from four or five teams, and expects more teo get involved in the next couple of weeks.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 18:58:00 -0800
Several teams are reportedly interested in free-agent SS Yuniesky Betancourt (Brewers), but the Miami Marlins are not one of them. They had interest initially, but the signing of 3B Casey McGehee ruled them out.
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 08:32:36 -0800
Free-agent SS Yuniesky Betancourt (Brewers) is receiving interest from several teams but nothing is imminent at this point.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:17:34 -0800
The Miami Marlins have expressed interest in free-agent SS Yuniesky Betancourt (Brewers).
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:46:02 -0800
Free-agent SS Yuniesky Betancourt (Brewers) is drawing interest from five teams as a second and third baseman, according to his agent, Alex Esteban.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 14:31:26 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers are expected to place 3B Aramis Ramirez (knee) on the 15-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Juan Francisco may be the one to see most of the playing time at third base while Ramirez is out of the lineup. Francisco was seeing time at first base, but Sean Halton and Yuniesky Betancourt likely will handle the first-base duties. Halton and Betancourt likely will not have much value in NL-only leagues because they likely will be splitting time.
Tue, 07 May 2013 16:37:39 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers SS Yuniesky Betancourt spent the offseason learning English after being cast aside by the Kansas City Royals the year before because Royals manager Ned Yost said Betancourt had become part of what was a "losing culture" in Kansas City. "It was a really frustrating time for him," said Betancourt's agent, Alex Esteban, who began representing Betancourt shortly thereafter. "He was being portrayed one way, and that's just not who he is."
Fantasy Tip: Betancourt has filled in nicely with the injuries to Aramis Ramirez (knee) and Corey Hart (knee) at the corner infield spots, and his multiple eligibility makes him even more intriguing in fantasy leagues. Now that he's being more patient at the plate, too, his power stroke has resurfaced. He might finally be putting all his skills together to help him finally realize his true potential. His playing time will get tricky once Hart returns from the DL, but that's still a ways off.