Sun, 01 Sep 2013 12:53:19 -0700
The Texas Rangers have recalled RP Cory Burns and C Robinson Chirinos from Triple-A Round Rock. In corresponding moves, RP Justin Miller was unconditionally released and OF Joe Benson was designated for assignment.
Sat, 25 May 2013 12:50:33 -0700
The Texas Rangers have claimed OF Joe Benson off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. To clear space for Benson on the 40-man roster, SP Matt Harrison (back) has been transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 06:11:43 -0700
The Minnesota Twins optioned OF Joe Benson and P Pedro Hernandez to Triple-A Rochester and reassigned SP Luis Perdomo to minor league camp.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:03:53 -0800
Minnesota Twins position players aren't required to report to camp until Friday, Feb. 15, but OF Joe Benson, SS Jamey Carroll, SS Brian Dozier, OF Aaron Hicks, OF Darin Mastroianni and 3B Trevor Plouffe all took part in informal workouts Wednesday, Feb. 13. Non-roster invitees OF Brandon Boggs, 1B Jeff Clement, INF Chris Colabello, OF Brian Dinkelman and OF Clete Thomas are also in camp working out.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 10:27:06 -0800
Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan said he expects the team to fill the center field vacancy from within their organization next year, with OFs Darin Mastroianni, Aaron Hicks and Joe Benson (knee) competing for the position. Mastroianni will be the favorite heading into spring training. Hicks has never played at Class AAA and is likely to start at Triple-A Rochester before being brought up. Benson is expected to be fully healthy after having knee surgery in late August.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:22:31 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Joe Benson (knee) underwent left knee surgery earlier this week and will be out three to four months. Benson was ranked No. 5 on the team's prospects list before the season. He had bone chips removed from his knee Monday, Aug. 27, but doctors also found an issue with the cartilage under his kneecap. Benson is expected to be ready for spring training.
Mon, 07 May 2012 21:10:22 -0700
The Minnesota Twins demoted OF Joe Benson, one of their top prospects, from Triple-A Rochester to Double-A New Britain Monday, May 7. The move was to make room on the Rochester roster for OF Clete Thomas. Benson was batting just .179 with two home runs and eight RBIs in 28 games with the Red Wings.
Tue, 27 Mar 2012 05:39:23 -0700
The Minnesota Twins optioned OF Joe Benson and P Jeff Manship to Triple-A Rochester and reassigned SS Pedro Florimon Jr. and C Rene Rivera to minor league camp.
Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:13:56 -0800
Minnesota Twins OF Joe Benson was robbed at gunpoint in Venezuela while down there playing winter ball with Tigres de Aragua. Benson was robbed when the taxicab he was in hit a boulder and crashed. As the Spanish-speaking cab driver was making a call from his cell phone, three gunmen approached Benson. They took everything he had except for a bag that contained some baseball spikes and a few T-shirts. "When you don't speak the language, there's not much you can do," Benson said. "You can't really beg for your life. You can't ask them not to pull the trigger. You can't beg for mercy. I kind of sat there in silence, let everything happen."
Sat, 17 Sep 2011 11:52:09 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Joe Benson went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and three runs scored against the Cleveland Indians Friday, Sept. 16.