Kris Benson to see live hitters today

Sorry for the lack of updates the past 24 hours. I'm out of Clearwater right now and back up in Philadelphia completing my move from Tampa. It's 40 degrees and pouring rain, by the way. Perfect moving weather.

Paul Hagen previews Kris Benson's scheduled minor league appearance here.

I think he's spot on in the analysis that Eaton's uncertain condition behooves Blackley and Benson the most. Chad Durbin may be the answer in the short term, simply because he started games for Detroit last year. But don't be surprised to see Blackley establish himself as a legit contender.

That's all for now, check back later for a Benson update. . .