Though the Chicago Cubs are not looking for another starting pitcher – or looking to make any other considerable free agent acquisitions – they’ll continue to monitor guys they can snag on minor league deals. One such guy is formerly mediocre starting pitcher Kris Benson.
A number of National League teams are keeping track of Kris Benson’s progress, including the Diamondbacks, Cubs, Reds and Nationals, according to one major league source.
The Dodgers are also looking to add starting depth but are a more remote possibility, sources indicated.
Last week, Benson’s agent said he expected the free agent right-hander to join a new team within the next few weeks. FOX Sports on MSN.
Benson, 35, pitched a little bit – terribly – last year for the Rangers, but before that hadn’t pitched in the majors since 2006. It’s highly doubtful he’ll come back and contribute meaningfully.
But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a reason to sign him. Her name, my friends, is Anna Benson.