Sunday, August 2, 2015

Another Setback for Benson

You have to wonder if Kris Benson is ever going to pitch for the Phillies.

He was scratched from tonight's start for single-A Clearwater because of tightness and soreness in his right biceps. Benson had to be shut down

Another Setback for Benson

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You have to wonder if Kris Benson is ever going to pitch for the Phillies.

He was scratched from tonight's start for single-A Clearwater because of tightness and soreness in his right biceps. Benson had to be shut down in spring training because of tendinitis in his right biceps. Phillies assistant general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said he doesn't think it's the same injury as before.

"But it's a concern enough for him not to pitch," Amaro said. "He didn't feel comfortable pitching. He kind of tested it this morning and didn't feel comfortable posting up and pitching tonight. We're concerned about it. We obviously don't like it. We'd like to have him pitch consistently and be healthy, but we'll stay with him for now and see how he progresses. We need to get him back on the mound so we can evaluate him."

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