This hurts. Kris Benson wasn’t anything special on the mound, but he was an innings eater who provided a veteran prescence in a rotation that’s filled with kids. He tore his rotator cuff and it looks like he’s out for all of 2007.
So now the Orioles have another hole to fill, and it’s in the rotation. Even his 75th percentile PECOTA projection wasn’t all that great so maybe this is for the better. It’ll give a guy like Hayden Penn another trial by fire.
I also wonder how much the Orioles will get back in insurance money because of the injury. Maybe ownership could put that money to good use on another starter.