Not the guy cut, but good for effect
The Twins made some cuts today. Most notable among them is outfielder Joe Benson. For more info, click on the link below for the Star Tribune report.
La Velle E. Neal III
It's been awhile since I posted prospect #4 on April 24th.... and that is even quite late.
So, we profile the top 3 in one post.
3. Joe Benson, Outfield, 24 years old
2011 stats: .285/.388/.495 with 16 HRs for New Britain in 472 PAs.Last Year's Rank: 4Acquired: Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 2006 draft out of Joliet Catholic Academy.
The spring training roster continues to shrink for the Minnesota Twins, as they made four cuts Tuesday.
Outfielder Joe Benson and right-hander Jeff Manship were both optioned to Triple-A Rochester. The Twins also reassigned catcher Rene Rivera and infielder Pedro Florimon to the minor league camp.
Benson, 24, made his big league debut last September with the Twins, making the jump...
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Yes, things are a bit nicer in the major leagues. For several Twins minor leaguers, last season was their first taste of the bigs. Numerous injuries and 99 losses meant several young players had an opportunity to show their stuff with Minnesota late in the 2011 season...
MINNEAPOLIS Joe Benson went to Venezuela this winter with the intent of playing baseball for Tigres de Aragua in the offseason. He ended up getting much more than he bargained for.
Benson, a 23-year-old outfielder in the Minnesota Twins organization, was robbed at gunpoint when the taxicab he was in hit a boulder and crashed. As the Spanish-speaking cab driver was making a call...