Monday, February 12, 2007

Kris Benson out for the Year

It was revealed today that Orioles pitcher Kris Benson is out for the year with a partially torn rotator cuff, leaving a big hole in the 2007 rotation. Benson's no ace, but you know that when healthy, he'll give you a solid 150-200 innings and is good for 10-15 wins per year.

You would think that this is a logical time to install young Hayden Penn as the #5 starter in place of Benson, but Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that the O's might go after former Met and Cub Steve Traschel instead.

That would essentially plug the hole in the rotation, but why not see what Penn can do? We'll see what spring training brings us on the pitching front.

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