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Links of the Day 1/3/14

Temperatures in the 20s? Balmy! The Browns are not happy about the Browns. A look at a locker room after a trade. A High schooler reported that former Twin Joe Benson has a job again. SCOREBOARD NCAAB Michigan 63, Minnesota 60 – Michigan is a nicked up team. This was a game the Gophers simply had to win at home. Western Michigan 83, Siena Heights 47 – Not to be confused with...
Via The Rhino and Compass
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

RoughRiders Roundtable Podcast – 6/12

Currently chasing a first-half Texas League title, the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders are close to wrapping up the season's first half. Lone Star Dugout's Jason Cole teamed up with Frisco broadcasters Alex Vispoli and Nathan Barnett to discuss 1B Brett Nicholas, OF Joe Benson, and others. The podcast also includes an interview with Benson, a newcomer to the Rangers' organization.
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers get OF Benson on waiver claim from Twins

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have acquired outfielder Joe Benson on a waiver claim from the Minnesota Twins, and optioned him to Double-A Frisco. Texas made room for Benson on its 40-man roster by transferring left-hander Matt Harrison from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. Harrison, the team's opening day starter, has had two operations on his back since going...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Benson claimed off waivers by Texas

Joe Benson's time in the Minnesota Twins organization is over. Benson was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers on Saturday, the Twins announced. Benson entered spring training with a chance to make Minnesota's 25-man roster as the starting center fielder, but he began the season at Triple-A Rochester instead. In 42 games with Rochester this season, Benson batted .192...
Via Fox Sports North
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins Trim the Roster

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
Via High Cheez
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins reassign Benson, Manship to Triple-A

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...
Via Fox Sports North
March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Benson, Parmelee fight to stay in the majors

FORT MYERS, Fla. Chartered flights. Five-star hotels. Tens of thousands of fans in state-of-the-art ballparks. 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...
Via Fox Sports North
March 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Benson on dangers of playing in Venezuela

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...
Via Fox Sports North
January 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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