Former Mets pitcher Benson retires
In case you missed it yesterday, Kris Benson has officially called it quits after nine seasons. From FoxSports.com:
“I’m done,” Benson said. “I decided pretty much after this past season that I wasn’t going to pursue anything. I’ve been putting way too much into it and not getting enough out of it, as far as the rehab, working out, training, and then not getting the type of results I expect from myself.
Perhaps best known for his wife, Anna, who once showed up to the Mets’ holiday party in a revealing Santa suit and made several back-page comments during his time in New York, Benson was 14-12 with a 4.23 ERA over parts of two seasons with the Mets. The former No. 1 overall pick of the Pirates finished his career 70-75 with a 4.42 ERA, yet another cautionary tale of a “can’t-miss” prospect who missed.
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