According to a report from ESPN.com, the Cubs are 1 of 4 teams mention to be monitoring P Kris Benson. The other 3 teams mention are the Nationals, Diamondbacks and Reds. Benson has rarely pitch in the lat 3 season due to rotator cuff surgery. This is not the first time you have heard his name over the years.
The last time he pretty much pitch a full year was 2006 with the Baltimore Orioles. Going 11-12 with a 4.82 era in 183 inning pitch. But he did pitch with the Texas Rangers in 2009, going 1-1 with a 8.46 era in 22.1 innings.
The 35 year old, will only get a minor league deal with a spring invitation to spring training. That is what I think. I wouldn't care to much for him but like I said yesterday, it is only a minor league deal.
I will keep you posted.