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Twins bring back ex-players Benson, Mastroianni

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins have agreed to minor league contracts with former outfielders Joe Benson and Darin Mastroianni, who are among 22 non-roster players invited to big league spring training. Ten of the players whose agreements were announced Thursday have major league service time. Benson was a second-round draft pick by the Twins in 2006. He debuted in 2011 but...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves Top Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

MOOSIC, PA –The Gwinnett Braves (12-13), behind the pitching of right-hander Matt Wisler and the bullpen, ran their winning streak to four games with a 3-1 win over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (12-14) Tuesday night in game one of the three-game series at PNC Field. The win, combined with a 2-1 loss by Norfolk at Syracuse, put the G-Braves only 0.5 game out of third in...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves Hang On for 5-4 Win at Norfolk

NORFOLK, VA – The six-game losing streak came to an end for the Gwinnett Braves (4-8) with a determined 5-4 win over the Norfolk Tides (8-5) Tuesday in the second of a four-game series at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Va. It was a see-saw battle for most of the game, with the G-Braves grabbing leads, and the Tides mounting comebacks. Gwinnett designated hitter Joe Benson led off the...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Wood pitches well for Braves in 6-5 win over Orioles

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Alex Wood allowed one run in five innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Thursday night on a game-winning single by Joe Benson in the bottom of the ninth. Wood lowered his spring training ERA to 3.66 and solidified his spot as the No. 2 starter behind Julio Teheran. The left-hander gave up six hits and walked none while striking out four...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves add OF Benson to list of non-roster invitees

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have optioned right-handed pitcher Brandon Cunniff to Triple-A Gwinnett and added outfielder Joe Benson to the list of non-roster invitees with two days remaining in spring training. The 27-year-old Benson signed with the Braves as a minor-league free agent in January. He is hitting .250 with one homer - off Philadelphia's Cole Hamels on Wednesday...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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