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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||24.00||0.00||.208||1.00||1.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City||12||2||0|| .167|| .250|| .167|
|vs Chen (Career)||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs LHP||14||0||0|| .067|| .000|| .000|
|Last 10 Games|
|Marlins announce non-roster invitees to spring training |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(1/9/14) The Miami Marlins announced Thursday the 22 non-roster players that have received an invite to major-league spring training, the Sun Sentinel reports.
Pitchers Jesus Sanchez and Kevin Slowey, reliever Josh Spence, infielder Juan Diaz and outfielders Matt Angle and Joe Benson all signed minor league contracts with spring training invites.
Austin Barnes, Kyle Skipworth, Danny Black, Mark Canha, Colin Moran, Austin Nola, Anthony DeSclafani, Bryan Evans, Colby Suggs, Rett Varner, Nick Wittgren, Adam Conley, Andrew Heaney, James Leverton, Greg Nappo and Justin Nicolino -- all non-roster organizational players -- were extended invites to spring training.
|Marlins, Joe Benson agree to minor-league deal |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(1/1/14) The Marlins have agreed to a minor-league deal with outfielder Joe Benson , MLBDailyDish.com reports. The deal includes an invitation to spring training.
Benson, who turns 25 years old in March, only has 71 at-bats at the major-league level, all coming in 2011 with the Twins. He hit .215/.294/.362 with seven home runs, 30 RBI and nine stolen bases in 307 at-bats across three minor-league levels last season.
|Rangers put in claim for Joe Benson |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/25/13) The Rangers claimed recently waived outfielder Joe Benson Saturday. He was optioned to Double-A Frisco.
Benson, a former top-100 prospect on Baseball America's lists in 2011 and 2012, has struggled badly since reaching Triple-A Rochester last season. He is hitting just .192 this season and .187 overall in 70 games at the level.
The Twins were reportedly hoping his struggles would get him through waivers and off the 40-man roster.
|Twins option Joe Benson |
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(3/22/13) The Twins optioned Joe Benson to Triple-A on Friday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Benson, 25, hit just .154/.267/.288 in 60 spring training plate appearances. He'll be looking to prove 2012 was an abberation, as the outfielder hit a terrible .202/.288/.336 between four minor-league levels last season.
|Benson gets clean slate |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/28/13) Perhaps no player in baseball is looking forward to a new season more than Twins prospect Joe Benson, who had a tumultuous 2012 campaign. On top of hitting below .200 at Triple-A and Double-A, Benson broke his wrist and hurt his knee, which eventually resulted in microfracture surgery and being shut down for three months. "I can't even begin to describe how excited I am, going from the worst summer athletically of my entire life to kind of getting a second chance and getting a crack at it. I can't wait for the first day of spring training," Benson said, per the Star Tribune. Benson is competing for the starting center field job with Aaron Hicks and Darin Mastroianni. "We're gonna clean the slate," Twins general manager Terry Ryan said. "He's 100 percent. He's a talented kid. I think he's maturing and starting to figure out that opportunities are here and he should take advantage."
Twins camp report: Likes and Dislikes
What I like, and dislike, about the Twins. I like Mauer, Morneau and Willingham. What I don't like: the pitching situation.
Trade 2 center fielders in one winter? No, that wasn't the plan
The Twins ended up trading two center fielders in one winter, which helped two teams in the National League (and may have helped the Twins), but didn't help Michael Bourn. GM Terry Ryan says trading two center fielders was not the original plan.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/9/14||DET||1:05 pm|| |
|3/10/14||@ NYM||1:10 pm|| |
|3/11/14||@ BOS||1:05 pm|| |
|3/12/14||ATL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/13/14||@ DET||1:05 pm|| |
|3/14/14||NYM||7:05 pm|| |
|3/15/14||@ NYY||1:05 pm|| |