Joe Benson CF MIA 2 Months
Marlins signed OF Joe Benson to a minor league contract.
The agreement includes an invitation to spring training. The 25-year-old hasn't been in the majors since a 21-game stint with the Twins in 2011. Benson was a top-100 prospect before 2011 and 2012 but has struggled to hit for average at the minor league level. He'll have a shot to win a bench job with the Marlins this spring.
Joe Benson CF MIA 6 Months
Rangers designate OF Joe Benson for assignment.
Benson was claimed off waivers from the Twins in late May, but has struggled at Double-A Frisco. Through 37 games, he hit .205/.293/.394 with five homers, 16 RBI and three stolen bases. He's still talented enough to where there should be another club willing to take a chance on him.
Joe Benson CF MIA Mar 07 '13
Joe Benson struck out four times in five plate appearances Thursday against the Red Sox.
Aaron Hicks has already blown past Benson in the center-field battle, which would still be the case even if Benson were hitting .300 rather than .150. Benson's future is likely as a reserve anyway. Barring an injury ahead of him, he's destined for some more Triple-A time.
Joe Benson CF MIA Jul 09 '12
Joe Benson (hamate bone surgery) has been cleared to move his rehab assignment to High-A Fort Myers.
Benson is working his way back from late-May wrist surgery and could be activated from the disabled list shortly after the All-Star break. The 24-year-old outfielder is doubtful to reach the majors this season.
Joe Benson CF MIA May 24 '12
Twins outfield prospect Joe Benson is scheduled to undergo hamate bone surgery on Friday.
It's been a nightmare of a season for Benson, who was recently demoted from Triple-A Rochester to Double-A New Britain because of poor performance. The 24-year-old outfielder is doubtful to reach the majors this year. He made his big league debut last September.
Joe Benson CF MIA May 07 '12
Twins outfield prospect Joe Benson has been demoted from Triple-A Rochester to Double-A New Britain.
Benson was batting just .179/.269/.316 with two home runs and 27 strikeouts through his first 28 games this season at the Triple-A level. He climbed all the way to the majors last year but seems doubtful to do it in 2012.