D’Backs, Kris Benson Agree To Minor League Deal

The Diamondbacks reached an agreement with pitcher Kris Benson on a minor league deal, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX SportsNick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that Benson will receive $650K plus $100K of start-based incentives if he's in the big leagues.  He also drew interest from the Nationals this winter. 

Benson, 35, had rotator cuff surgery in March of '07.  He's tallied 163 pro innings since then, most of them unimpressive minor league frames in the Rangers and Phillies organizations.

Benson auditioned for the D'Backs recently, and his agent Gregg Clifton said he was sitting in the 88-89 range.  Benson worked at 90 mph with the Mets and Orioles in the two years prior to his injury.

5 Responses to D’Backs, Kris Benson Agree To Minor League Deal Leave a Reply

  1. Guest 5 years ago

    This is a good move. Their Disabled List was looking a bit empty.

  2. mattinglyfan 5 years ago

    Fangraphs says his fastball was around 88.5 last year, and he got hammered.

  3. John Gyna 5 years ago

    Who’s more to blame for his career woes: him or his wife? Hahahaha!

  4. hah, I guess the owner Colangelo was thinking if he did Benson a favor and gave him a deal, Benson would return the favor and give Colangelo his wife, or at least some free pics.

    • specialk27 5 years ago

      Jerry Colangelo hasn’t owned the Diamondbacks for 6 years.

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