February 13, 2008

Pending Physical, Benson Is A Phillie

Ken Mandel at MLB.com writes about Kris Benson signing with the Phillies:

On the eve of pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training, the Phillies added veteran free agent Kris Benson to their inventory of arms.

The right-hander, the No. 1 overall pick in the June 1996 First-Year Player Draft, agreed on Wednesday to a Minor League deal, pending a physical.

The Phillies dispatched Chuck LaMarr, the team's director of professional scouting, to watch Benson throw twice near his Atlanta home. LaMarr reported that Benson was at "60-70 percent" of his velocity and might not be ready for Opening Day.


Anonymous said...

another medocre pitcher in the little league stadium for the mets to beat up on

Anonymous said...

no with benson closer to the mets we get to hear some miss benson news!!!