February 13, 2007

Benson out for the season

Ken Rosenthal at Fox Sports is reporting that former Mets starting pitcher Kris Benson will miss the entire season with rotator cuff surgery. Benson was traded on January 21, 2006 for Jorge Julio and John Maine. In his first year with the Orioles Benson went 11-12 with a 4.82%. For the entire story vistit Fox sports news:

In a sharp blow to the Orioles' 2007 hopes, right-hander Kris Benson will miss the entire season due to a partially torn rotator cuff.

Benson, 32, will require surgery to repair his injury, which surfaced after he began throwing in off-season workouts, according to a source with knowledge of his condition. "We'd like to get (the surgery) done as soon as possible so we can start the recovery process,"

Benson's agent, Gregg Clifton, said, according to The Associated Press. "No one can accurately predict the duration of recovery. I'm not a doctor. It's not what I think or what Kris thinks. It's what the doctors think."

Rotator cuff tears usually require between eight to 12 months of
rehabilitation for pitchers

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