Wilson Betemit’ was born on November 2, 1981 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He plays infield for the New York Yankees.**High School**Wilson graduated from Juan Bautista Safra High School in 1996.**Minor Leagues**Wilson was signed as an undrafted free agent shortstop by the Atlanta Braves on July 28, 1996 when he was 14 and a half years old. According to Major League Baseball’s age restrictions regarding the signing of minors, teams are not allowed to sign anyone under the age of sixteen. Because of this rule violation (discovered in 2000), the Braves were fined $100,000 and prohibited from scouting and signing players from the Dominican Republic for six months in that year.**Major Leagues**‘Atlanta Braves Wilson was a September callup to the Braves in 2001, making his major league debut on September 18, 2001, as a pinch runner against the Philadelphia Phillies. He was 0 for 8 for the Braves in limited pinch hitting opportunities.
He became a regular infield utility player with the Braves in 2005.
Los Angeles Dodgers On July 28, 2006, Wilson was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for relief pitcher Danys Baez and infielder Willy Aybar.
He made his debut for the Dodgers on July 30, 2006, playing third base against the Washington Nationals. He was expected to be the Dodgers starting third baseman in 2007, but poor play resulted in his becoming a part-time starter and pinch hitter.
New York Yankees On July 31, 2007, the Dodgers traded Wilson to the New York Yankees for relief pitcher Scott Proctor.
On August 2, 2007, Betemit homered in his first Yankee at bat, while filling in at shortstop for Derek Jeter, and was given a curtain call by the fans.