Sat, 16 Jul 2011 01:15:42 -0700
Former Pittsburgh Pirates P John Van Benschoten, the team's top draft pick in 2001, signed a minor-league deal with the San Diego Padres. Van Benschoten has been assigned to Triple-A Tucson.
Tue, 02 Mar 2010 06:44:03 -0800
Baseball America's Matt Eddy reports the New York Yankees signed P John Van Benschoten (White Sox) to a minor league deal.
Wed, 18 Mar 2009 10:50:06 -0700
Tom Singer, of MLB.com, reports the Chicago White Sox optioned 3B Dayan Viciedo, C Cole Armstrong and P Jon Link to Triple-A Charlotte Wednesday, March 18. OF Brandon Allen, P Jhonny Nunez and P Clevelan Santeliz were optioned to Double-A Birmingham. SS Javier Castillo, OF Michael Restovich, C Tyler Flowers, P Ryan Z. Braun, P Franklyn German and P John Van Benschoten were all reassigned to the minor leagues.
Fri, 05 Dec 2008 08:25:26 -0800
Anthony Castrovince, of MLB.com, reports Chicago White Sox P John Van Benschoten will be invited to Spring Training next year.
Fri, 05 Dec 2008 04:51:04 -0800
ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reports the Chicago White Sox signed P John Van Benschoten (Pirates) to a minor league contract.
Fri, 28 Nov 2008 05:03:50 -0800
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Dejan Kovacevic reports the Houston Astros expressed interest in free-agent SP John Van Benschoten (Pirates), as a hitter. However, he wants to continue pitching. He was the NCAA's home run champion in 2001, but a lingering injury in his left, non-throwing shoulder, has hurt his swing over the years.
Fri, 21 Nov 2008 17:40:00 -0800
Jenifer Langosch, of MLB.com, reports free-agent P John Van Benschoten (Pirates) is 1-3 with a 5.16 ERA in six starts in the Mexican Winter League.
Fri, 21 Nov 2008 17:39:08 -0800
Jenifer Langosch, of MLB.com, reports free-agent P John Van Benschoten (Pirates) said he has no interest in re-signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Wed, 29 Oct 2008 09:39:52 -0700
Paul Meyer, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Pirates outrighted P John Van Benschoten to Triple-A Indianapolis Wednesday, Oct. 29.
Tue, 23 Sep 2008 12:03:09 -0700
Pirates.MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports Pittsburgh Pirates P John Van Benschoten will have to make the team in spring training because he's out of options. However, he may have failed in his final attempt to produce with the Pirates when his velocity didn't increase and his aggressiveness didn't return as a reliever.