Wednesday, February 13, 2008
The Phillies and pitcher Kris Benson agreed to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. The Phillies do not plan to rush Benson to return, and may even start him at Triple-A to further build up his arm strength. Nevertheless, I think this is a good move with little risk. Benson has proven he can put up wins and pitch consistently, so if he can return, he could help the Phillies against his former team and Philly rival, the Mets.