|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 take 17 players off spring roster
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/17/14) The Marlins reassigned 17 players to the minors Monday, which included optioning top pitching prospect Andrew Heaney to Double-A Jacksonville. Catcher Rob Brantly was also optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.
Joining Brantly at New Orleans are Sam Dyson and Brian Flynn, who was competing for a spot in the team's rotation. Edgar Olmos was optioned to Jacksonville.
The Marlins also reassigned Nick Wittgren, Bryan Evans, James Leverton, Greg Nappo, Adam Conley, Josh Spence, Rett Varner, Austin Barnes, Danny Black, Mark Canha, Colin Moran and Joe Benson to minor-league camp. Moran, who was the sixth overall pick in the 2013 MLB draft, is one of the team's top hitting prospects.
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.
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.
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