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Postby pkarr5000 » Fri Aug 08, 2003 11:50 pm

Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Kris Benson was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Friday, a move that will likely end his season.

Benson had been on the 15-day DL with irritation in his shoulder since July 28.

Pirates team doctor Edward Snell had determined that Benson did not need surgery on the shoulder, and Benson sought a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews. Andrews concurred with Snell's opinion, and Benson asked for a third opinion from another doctor.


Pirates spokesman Jim Trdinich said that the third doctor also agreed with Andrews' and Snell's assessments, and that Benson is not scheduled to undergo surgery at this time.

Benson, 28, was 5-9 this season with a 4.97 ERA in 18 starts. He was the overall No. 1 pick by the Pirates in the 1996 amateur draft.

``Our pitching is a little fragile right now,'' Pittsburgh manager Lloyd McClendon said. ``The depth isn't there when you lose Jeff Suppan and Benson.''

The Pirates traded Suppan to the Boston Red Sox last month.
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Re: Benson likely out for season

Postby Madison » Sat Aug 09, 2003 12:41 am

pkarr5000 wrote:Pirates team doctor Edward Snell had determined that Benson did not need surgery on the shoulder, and Benson sought a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews. Andrews concurred with Snell's opinion, and Benson asked for a third opinion from another doctor.


Pirates spokesman Jim Trdinich said that the third doctor also agreed with Andrews' and Snell's assessments, and that Benson is not scheduled to undergo surgery at this time.


Benson didn't trust Dr. James Andrew's opinion! 8-o He's probably the best surgeon out there. I guess he just WANTS to have surgery.
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Sat Aug 09, 2003 1:43 am

Benson is a wimp...sorry to be blunt but he can't handle what the bigs will put on a pitcher...Dr. Andrews and Dr. Snell are very good doctors....and Benson is ..well...where is Jeremy Shockey....Oh wait...I didn't say that...
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Postby Madison » Sat Aug 09, 2003 1:49 am

DieHardCubbie wrote:where is Jeremy Shockey....Oh wait...I didn't say that...


I'm sure Shockey would have something very interesting to say. :-D
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