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2.21.2007

Benson Delays Surgery

Kris Benson is making one last, desperate attempt at avoiding surgery on his injured pitching shoulder with aggressive rehabilitation.

Two of the three medical experts he consulted advised against surgery to repair his torn rotator cuff. The rehab program he will begin this week will last over a month, but with success, he would return sooner than if he opted to have the surgery, which would most likely keep him out all season.

The Baltimore righty was 11-12 with a 4.82 ERA in 30 starts last season, his first with the Orioles after being acquired from the New York Mets. Benson pitched all season with the tear, before experiencing pain this winter.


Source: Sporting News

8 comments:

RandBall said...

Any truth to the rumor that he originally hurt his rotator cuff pulling Anna Benson away from the spotlight?

Sooze said...

I heard Anna did it. Apparently he forgot the safe word?

RandBall said...

What was the safe word? Glavine?

Sooze said...

Pierzynski?

Or is that the code word for "punch me in the face"...

RandBall said...

Anna Benson threatening to sleep with everyone on her husband's team, including ballboys, if she ever caught him cheating on her has to go down as one of the great moments in psycho history.

Safe word: Had to be "Doug Christie," on second thought.

Sooze said...

Yeah, she's not a loon or anything.

RandBall said...

If nothing else, she inspired a post. Though it's almost too easy.

Signal to Noise said...

Given Anna's spewing when the Mets got their new 1B last year, I'd say the safe word is "Delgado."