Yesterday it was reported Kris Benson has been promoted to AAA Lehigh Valley after a successful start in Clearwater.
Benson will start for the IronPigs Sunday against Syracuse.
I’d think if Benson excels in two to three starts he could see his way on the big league roster. My blind guess is July 11 against Arizona or July 18, the first game back from the All-Star break, in Florida. He’s lined up with Jamie Moyer, so don’t look for Benson to immediately be pushed into the rotation upon hopeful arrival.
It’s nice to have Benson as a possible contingency plan. Of course the Phils will still need that elusive No. 2 starter. But Benson could provide a boost to the back end (though we can’t really say Eaton, Kendrick and Moyer have been bad). Really, this is the best kind of rehab news you could have.