Benson Out For '07

Baltimore Orioles righty Kris Benson has chosen to undergo surgery to repair a partially torn right rotator cuff which will land him on the DL, possibly until November. It was unlikely that Benson would pitch at all this season, anyway, so no surprise there.

Through the first week and a half of rehab, Benson's results were encouraging. However, last week the pain grew increasingly worse, ultimately leading to his decision to have the surgery.

It's all good in Baltimore, though.

The O's signed veteran righty Steve Trachsel to a one-year, $3.1 million deal last month to replace Benson in the event he would not return to the rotation in 2007. Smart cookies.

Benson was 11-12 with a 4.82 ERA in 30 starts for the Orioles last season - second on the team in both wins and starts, behind lefty Erik Bedard.

Ah, there was an Anna Benson joke in there somewhere, but I can't quite find it.

[Baltimore Sun]


ian said...

i am sure they will find a way to work his sling into their sexual routine.

Bassmaster said...

That Anna Benson picture makes my jockstrap feel snug.

Sooze said...

You're wearing a jock strap?